Lynne Quick is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Cape Town with a specialization in palaeoenvironmental science and palaeoecology. Her love of southern African environments – past, present and future - has always driven the direction of her life and her research path, having transitioned from studying geomorphology and current land use changes to delving further back in time for her Master's and Doctoral degrees. She is fascinated by the origins of the physical landscapes and botanical diversity that is encountered (and often take for granted) on a day-to-day basis when living and working in Cape Town. This deep time story underpins the very foundations of the city and provides the context to how iconic landforms such as Table Mountain were formed. Lynne jumps at any opportunity to share her passions, which in addition to her research, includes hiking, running, South African wines and craft gin with visitors to her home city.
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