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Forensic Palynology and the Search for Geolocation: Using Pollen 'Fingerprints' to Generate Investigative Leads (Webinar)

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Forensic palynology is an often overlooked tool in forensic science.

Every plant species has a unique pollen grain or spore and every region of the world has a unique "pollen print."

By analyzing pollen and spores recovered from a sample, a forensic palynologist can provide invaluable investigative leads by reconstructing the travel history of individuals, vehicles, and evidence.

This webinar discusses forensic palynology as a science, the role it can play generating leads for active and cold cases, and demonstrating its usefulness through case studies.

- Dr. Andrew Laurence has been a forensic palynologist for U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) since February 2012.

- Amanda Bixler serves as the Forensic Services Coordinator for the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children. She has been with NCMEC since June 2010.

Date Created: February 3, 2021