Andrew Cohen

Professor, Department of Geosciences

Andrew Cohen studies lake deposits to interpret environmental and ecological history. He has used fossil and recent crustaceans and mollusks and sedimentary records to study a variety of subjects such as the geological history of lake basins, the evolution of endemic invertebrates that live in lakes, and the history of human impacts on lake ecosystems. Most of his research has concentrated on Lake Tanganyika, the largest and deepest lake in the East African rift system.


  • PhD, University of California at Davis, 1982