Authentication Studies

food forensics

Using naturally occurring isotopes as environmental tracers to tell us about environments, and organic material (animals and plants).

  • Geographic Region of Origin – connectivity between a sample and its origin.
  • IsoScapes – mapping isotopes in landscapes to understand earth processes.
  • Food Forensics – developing quality checking tools to prove authenticity.
  • Heritage Materials – verifying antiquities, archeological artefacts and taonga.
  • Ecology - distinguishing between natural and man-made processes.