Pioneering high-throughput DNA-based identification of individual fossil pollen grains using single-cell technologies
Development of a method of high-throughput DNA-based identification and counting of single fossil pollen grains.
Evaluation of the performance of the newly developed method against the established methods of past vegetation reconstruction.
Application of the new method to an important and long-standing ecological question that requires species-level vegetation reconstruction.
“Oh beauty before me, beauty behind me,
beauty to the right of me, beauty to the left of me,
beauty above me, beauty below me,
I am on the Pollen Path.”