Chris Cleal: Head of Vegetation History Section & Lower Plants

Expertise and interests

Has produced over 130 books and research papers. British representative of the European Association for the Conservation of the Geological Heritage, and secretary of the British Institute for Geological Conservation. Corresponding member of the IUGS Subcommission on Carboniferous Stratigraphy. Member of the Fossil Plant Committee of the International Association for Plant Taxonomy. Expertise: Late Palaeozoic palaeobotany, including gymnosperm taxonomy, cuticle studies, biogeography and biostratigraphy.

Tel: +44 (0)29 2057-3310
E-mail Chris Cleal

Heather Pardoe: Curator (Quaternary Palynology)

Expertise and interests

Curator for a number of small collections. Main area of research is in pollen deposition in arctic-alpine environments. Further area of interest has developed in the vegetation history of Wales. One of two British co-ordinators of the European Pollen Monitoring Programme which studies the rates of pollen deposition at treelines.

Tel: +44 (0)29 2057-3294
E-Mail Heather Pardoe

Maureen Lazarus: Honorary Research Associate (Botanical Illustration)

Expertise and interests

Joined the Conservation Project assisting the department conservator in conserving, re-housing and documenting the botanical illustrative collections. Main research area lies in botanical illustration while main purpose is to maximise the profile of the collection and of the Department as a whole.

Tel: +44 (0)29 2057-3309

E-Mail Maureen Lazarus