Jacqui Vanderhoorn

PhD project: Building the QUAVONZ database and exploring how representation of plant taxa in New Zealand’s palynoflora affect our interpretation of post-glacial vegetation history.

2022, University of Auckland

Supervisors: Janet Wilmshurst, George Perry.


Creating an interactive database that pulls together all of New Zealand’s pollen and charcoal records called QUAVONZ (QUAternary Vegetation Of New Zealand). Jacqui will use the database to examine patterns of spatial and temporal vegetation change over the Holocene and to answer new questions about New Zealand’s past vegetation history.