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Renske Kirchholtes
Looy Lab

Renske Kirchholtes

Email: renske.kirchholtes@berkeley.edu

Phone: (510) 642-1449

"I am interested in geology, paleobotany and vegetation reconstruction; particularly, how these can be tied together in biostratigraphical research. To this end I study phytoliths, small silica particles found in most plants, in an effort to provide the field of biostratigraphy with a new tool. This means I will be behind a microscope a lot of the time, but my research will hopefully involve a decent amount of lab work too."