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I am a Research Professor in Palaeoanthropology at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg South Africa where I have lived since 1989 and an Explorer in Residence for the National Geographic Society. I grew up in Georgia in the United States. I am a strong supporter of open access to scientific data and I have written on this topic. I have been writing and editing for Wikipedia since 2007 and have started numerous articles - largely based on my own research or expeditions I have undertaken. I am also attempting to contribute my wildlife photos to appropriate articles.
Articles I have created:
- Makuleke - awarded a by JWJW
- Lanner Gorge
- Plovers Lake
- Kromdraai fossil site
- Rinkhals (Hemachatus haemachatus)
- Australopithecus sediba
- Vulpes skinneri
Pages I have contributed photos to:
Leopards,Golden jackal,Palau Nautilus,Lions,Hippopotomus,Cheetah,Baboon,Jellyfish,Mount Kilimanjaro,Dwarf mongoose,Scrub Hare,African Elephant,Impala,Guineafowl,Red-billed Oxpecker,Serval,Weaver bird,Bushbuck,Hartebeest,Wildebeest,Superb Starling,African buffalo,Kori Bustard,Thomson's gazelle, Malapa, Long-tailed potoo, Australopithecus sediba among many others. Search for "Lee R. Berger" on Wikimedia Commons to see the complete list and where they are used.