Lakes380 has a strong, multi-disciplinary team with expertise in paleolimnology, lake dynamics, social science, Māori environmental and resource management, molecular techniques, geochronology, and climate and environmental change.
GNS Science | Lakes380 programme co-leader
Marcus is a paleoecologist whose research focuses on reconstructing historic environmental change through the analysis of lake sediment cores. His research explores how ecosystems have responded to climate change, landscape evolution and human impact.
Cawthron Institute | Lakes380 programme co-leader
Susie is a freshwater scientist and molecular ecologist. Her research focuses on the ecology of New Zealand’s lakes and rivers, and the application of DNA-based tools for characterising and understanding aquatic ecosystems.
Research Assistant. Radiocarbon Target & Core Sample Processing
Critical Step Leader. Environmental Reconstruction, Fieldwork & Data Analysis
Project Coordinator Iwi Engagement & Communications
Northern Arizona University
International Collaborator. Diatom Analysis and Environmental Reconstructions
Paleoecology, Palynology, Climate Change, Mātauranga, Student Supervision
International Collaborator. Data Analysis and Environmental Reconstructions
Victoria University Wellington
The Lakes380 project benefits from the input of a Science, Advice and Implementation Group. This team of accomplished researchers provides the Lakes380 project independent advice on research strategy, quality and performance, and assists in ensuring that appropriate research directions are prioritized. It also provides independent input on stakeholder/partners’ research needs, and advice on how the uptake of project outcomes can be enhanced.