Rose Prevec has worked on the Permian fossil plants of South Africa for the past 20 years, with a particular interest in Glossopteris and its peculiar reproductive structures, and the reconstruction of past ecosystems and palaeoenvironments. With multiple overseas collaborations she revels in the multinational and interdisciplinary nature of palaeontology, and the sense of being an explorer of ancient undiscovered versions of our planet through deep time. She obtained her Ph.D in palaeobotany at the Evolutionary Studies Institute, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg in 2005, and has been based at the Albany Museum in Grahamstown ever since. She has been Curator and Head of the Earth Sciences Department for the past three years. Currently, she is a research associate in the Botany Department at Rhodes University, and the Evolutionary Studies Institute at the University of the Witwatersrand.