Vanesa De Pietri PhD, MSc

Vanesa has a background in evolutionary biology and palaeontology. Her current work investigating the influence of environmental and climatic changes on the ecological diversity of shorebirds over the last 47 million years is funded by a Marsden Grant. Having worked on European fossil sites, she has spent the last five years describing the c.19 million year old fauna from St Bathans, Central Otago, and more recently from the Waipara Region in North Canterbury.

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