Francisca Diaz

Project: Extraction of ancient DNA from the Atacama rodent fossil coprolites to reconstruct vegetation change.

PONTIFICA UNIVERSIDAD CATOLICA DE CHILE

Works analyzing plant macrofossils and N isotopes in fossil rodent middens from the Atacama desert (Chile) to reconstruct past climate and biotic change during the last 30,000 years. During her visit to Landcare she will extract ancient DNA from the Atacama rodent fossil coprolites to reconstruct vegetation change and complement their records.