Tagged: pollen

The power of pollen - Guest Work

Guest Work Jan 27, 2015

By Katherine Holt Anna Sandiford has written before about how she uses pollen in her forensic science work after watching an episode of ‘Bones’. Pollen also offers a world of other exciting opportunities – from searching for oil or preventing ‘honey fraud’, to tracking goods or fighting the war on drugs. As a palynologist (pollen scientist) I started my career reconstructing … Read More

New Zealand Palynology: Into the West - Journeys to the ice

Matthew Wood Nov 10, 2010

The land is fickle. Uplift and denudation can make paleoclimate science on land difficult in some cases and impossible in others. Oh, to think of all the beautiful terrestrial climate records that have been lost to the sands (or silts or clays) of time! Much more reliable is the ocean, where change is measured not in years or … Read More

ANZICE Part 3: Southern Ocean – New Zealand Responses - Journeys to the ice

Matthew Wood Jun 05, 2010

New Zealand is a geographically lonely place. It is the only major landmass between the tropics and Antarctica at these longitudes, and shares the southern mid-latitudes with only Patagonia and Tasmania. As such, it is a fantastic natural laboratory for investigating oceanic and atmospheric change in the southern hemisphere. Our country is perpetually being ground down … Read More