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 Lindsey Axe

Lindsey Axe

Senior Research Technician, School of Earth and Sciences

Ysgol Gwyddorau’r Ddaear a’r Môr

Email
axe@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 4310
Campuses
1.15, Main Building

Interests

  • light microscopy and imaging
  • scanning electron microscopy
  • Devonian palaeobotany
  • Senior Research Technician – School of Earth & Ocean Sciences, Cardiff University, UK (2001 – present)
  • Research Technician – School of Earth & Ocean Sciences, Cardiff University, UK (1988 – 2001)
  • Research Technician – Department of Plant Science, Cardiff University, UK (1984 – 1988)
  • Research Technician – Department of Anatomy, Cardiff University, UK (1983 – 1984)
  • Research Technician – Department of Physiology, Cardiff University, UK (1982 – 1983)
  • Research Technician – Department of Botany, University of Wales, Aberystwyth, UK (1980 – 1981)
  • BSc – Geology, University of Wales, Aberystwyth, UK (1980)

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I am the manager of the microscopy and imaging laboratory and also a back-up manager for the ESEM facility and I also look after the palaeobiology research labs. My research expertise has been gained over 30 years of developing techniques for studying some of the earliest plants that lived on land in the late Silurian / early Devonian, approx. 400 my ago.


Some of the best fossils come from localities in the Brecon Beacons and the Welsh Borderland near Ludlow. The research involves the chemical maceration of rocks and extracting, identifying and manipulating the tiny fossil plants <1mm that are revealed and obtaining detailed images of their anatomy using light and electron microscopy.