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 Lindsey Axe

Lindsey Axe

Senior Research Technician

School of Earth and Ocean Sciences

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

Interests

  • lightmicroscopy 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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Iam the manager of the microscopy and imaging laboratory and also a back-upmanager for the ESEM facility and I also look after the palaeobiology researchlabs. My research expertise has been gained over 30 years of developingtechniques for studying some of the earliest plants that lived on land in thelate Silurian / early Devonian, approx. 400 my ago.

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