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Long-Term Ecology Laboratory
Landcare Research
PO Box 69040
Gerald Street
Lincoln 7640
New Zealand

Phone +64 3 321 9999
Fax +64 3 321 9998



Janet Wilmshurst

Director of Long-Term Ecology Laboratory. Analyses modern and fossil pollen, charcoal and testate amoebae analyses of lakes, bogs, swamps, coprolites and cave sediments to reconstruct past vegetation and fire history, initial human impacts, and former plant-animal interactions of extinct birds.

Jamie Wood

Manager of the Ancient DNA Laboratory. Analyses ancient DNA of sediments, coprolites, bones and environmental samples, and pollen and charcoal records, to reconstruct former diets and habits of extinct birds, and recent vegetation change. Uses modern DNA analyses of soils as a biodiversity assessment tool.

Matt McGlone

Senior researcher. Analyses long-term vegetation and climate history of New Zealand, general biogeography, and initial human impacts.

Research technicians

Nic Bolstridge

Prepares microfossil slides from lake sediments, peats, soils, coprolites, caves, fresh dung, and feathers, and manages the Microfossil Preparation Laboratory and refrigerated sample archives.

Karen Boot

Prepares samples for sediment and charcoal analyses, manages the Subsampling Room, field store, transitional facility, and sample archives.

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