Long-term ecological change

Reconstructing vegetation and climate change in New Zealand since the last glaciation, vegetation change on subantarctic islands, and developing an interoperable palaeoecological database called QUAVONZ (Quaternary Vegetation of New Zealand).

QUAVONZ: Quaternary Vegetation of New Zealand

Establishing a database for New Zealand’s vegetation history over the past 50,000 years

Refining statistical sightings models for inferring event timings in palaeoecological records

Modelling prehistoric extinction and introduction events using Bayesian analysis of radiocarbon dates

Resolving ‘ghost’ diversity in pollen records, using ancient DNA

Increasing our ability to resolve plant taxa in pollen records

Long-term vegetation and climate history of the subantarctic islands

Assessing ecological change on New Zealand’s subantarctic islands since the last glaciation