PUBLIC LECTURE: ‘Climate, hay fever, murder and honey - What pollen can tell about the past, present
|When:||Thursday, 21 November 2019 - Thursday, 21 November 2019|
Braamfontein Campus East
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|Cost:||Adults R65.00, Students R35.00, Preferential R50.00|
PUBLIC LECTURE: ‘Climate, hay fever, murder and honey - What pollen can tell about the past, present and future’ by Dr Frank Neumann
Palynology is the analysis of pollen, spores and a multitude of other organic-walled microfossils. The method was first invented to correlate coal seams by looking at changes within the pollen and spore assemblages. Today many other applications are undertaken globally; from the reconstructions of palaeoenvironments to the establishment of regional pollen calendars to help pollen allergy sufferers, from the analysis of pollen in honey to determine the origin and quality of this valuable product to forensic palynology which can help to solve crime cases. In this talk he will put an emphasis on palynological research in South Africa and particularly at the Evolutionary Studies Institute, University of the Witwatersrand.
Dr Frank Neumann is a Senior Researcher at the Evolutionary Studies Institute, Wits University.
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