Welcome to the Lakes380 project!
During this five-year project, we will characterise the health of New Zealand lakes by analysing sediment cores from 380 locations nationwide.
Lake sediments are natural archives that can provide information on current and historical aquatic communities, water quality and changes in the landscape. Using a range of techniques, we will explore how these lakes have changed over the past 1000 years.
The data from the cores will be interwoven with mātauranga Māori to provide a richer understanding of the value and health of our lakes, as well as the impact of natural and human activity in these environments.