The European Modern Pollen Database (EMPD) project

Davis, Basil A. S.; Zanon, Marco; Collins, Pamella; Mauri, Achille; Bakker, Johan; Barboni, Doris; Barthelmes, Alexandra; Beaudouin, Celia; Bjune, Anne E.; Bozilova, Elissaveta; Bradshaw, Richard H. W.; Brayshay, Barbara A.; Brewer, Simon; Brugiapaglia, Elisabetta; Bunting, Jane; Connor, Simon E.; Beaulieu, Jacques-Louis; Edwards, Kevin; Ejarque, Ana; Fall, Patricia; ... (2013). The European Modern Pollen Database (EMPD) project. Vegetation History and Archaeobotany, 22(6), pp. 521-530. Berlin: Springer 10.1007/s00334-012-0388-5

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Modern pollen samples provide an invaluable research tool for helping to interpret the quaternary fossil pollen record, allowing investigation of the relationship between pollen as the proxy and the environmental parameters such as vegetation, land-use, and climate that the pollen proxy represents. The European Modern Pollen Database (EMPD) is a new initiative within the European Pollen Database (EPD) to establish a publicly accessible repository of modern (surface sample) pollen data. This new database will complement the EPD, which at present holds only fossil sedimentary pollen data. The EMPD is freely available online to the scientific community and currently has information on almost 5,000 pollen samples from throughout the Euro-Siberian and Mediterranean regions, contributed by over 40 individuals and research groups. Here we describe how the EMPD was constructed, the various tables and their fields, problems and errors, quality controls, and continuing efforts to improve the available data.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

08 Faculty of Science > Department of Biology > Institute of Plant Sciences (IPS)
08 Faculty of Science > Department of Biology > Institute of Plant Sciences (IPS) > Palaeoecology

UniBE Contributor:

van der Knaap, Willem Oscar and van Leeuwen, Jacqueline

Subjects:

500 Science > 580 Plants (Botany)

ISSN:

0939-6314

Publisher:

Springer

Language:

English

Submitter:

Peter Alfred von Ballmoos-Haas

Date Deposited:

05 Dec 2013 11:12

Last Modified:

25 Nov 2015 09:40

Publisher DOI:

10.1007/s00334-012-0388-5

Additional Information:

Erratum: 10.1007/s00334-013-0408-0

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.38768

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/38768

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