We analyse the macro-remains of aquatic plants (seeds, leaves, spines) and animals (various parts from invertebrates and fishes) preserved in lake sediment cores using light microscopy.

Remains are identified to species and their changing abundance through time is reported using stratigraphic diagrams. In the case of aquatic plant seeds and oospores from charophytes we also work in the field of resurrection ecology working to understand the potential recovery of lake and pond plant populations from long-lived seed banks.