Quaternary Paleoecology and Paleoclimatology
James Shulmeister, Kerry Swanson, Maureen Marra, Richard Holdaway, Phil Tonkin
P. deDekker (A.N.U., Canberra), Thomas Jellinek (Senkenberg Museum, Frankfurt, Germany), Rich Leschen (Landcare Research, Auckland), Jim Renwick (NIWA, Wellington), Glenn Thackray (Idaho State University), Helen Neil (NIWA), Todd Oakley (UC-Santa Barbara), David Fink, ANSTO, Uwe Rieser, Victoria University of Wellington and Nicki Whitehouse (Queen's University Belfast).
The Programme includes
Causes of New Zealand Glaciations – Geochronological, geomorphological and sedimentological investigations of the nature of past ice advances in New Zealand.
Nutrient fluxes from seabirds over the Late Quaternary. Stable isotope (C,N) and tree ring studies.
Ostracod taxonomy and phylogeny - diversification processes in the deep ocean, dispersal and biogeography, with special emphasis on subantarctic islands and the Southern Ocean
Paleoentomology and palynology – Fossil beetle and pollen studies focussing on the reconstruction of past temperature and ecological information from Late Quaternary sites around New Zealand.
Southern Ocean paleoceanography - Quaternary temperature and alkalinity fluctuations