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    The European Modern Pollen Database (EMPD) project

    Davis, Basil A. S. and Zanon, Marco and Collins, Pamella and Mauri, Achille and Bakker, Johan and Barboni, Doris and Barthelmes, Alexandra and Beaudouin, Celia and Birks, H. John B. and Bjune, Anne E. and Bozilova, Elissaveta and Bradshaw, Richard H.W. and Brayshay, Barbara A. and Brewer, Simon and Brugiapaglia, Elisabetta and Bunting, Jane and Connor, Simon E. and de Beaulieu, Jacques-Louis and Edwards, Kevin and Ejarque, Ana and Fall, Patricia and Florenzano, Assunta and Fyfe, Ralph and Galop, Didier and Giardini, Marco and Giesecke, Thomas and Grant, Michael J. and Guiot, Jöel and Jahns, Susanne and Jankovská, Vlasta and Juggins, Stephen and Kahrmann, Marina and Karpińska-Kołaczek, Monika and Kołaczek, Piotr and Kühl, Norbert and Kuneš, Petr and Lapteva, Elena G. and Leroy, Suzanne A.G. and Leydet, Michelle and López Sáez, José Antonio and Masi, Alessia and Matthias, Isabelle and Mazier, Florence and Meltsov, Vivika and Mercuri, Anna Maria and Miras, Yannick and Mitchell, Fraser J.G. and Morris, Jesse L. and Naughton, Filipa and Nielsen, Anne Birgitte and Novenko, Elena and Odgaard, Bent and Ortu, Elena and Overballe-Petersen, Mette Venås and Pardoe, Heather S. and Peglar, Silvia M. and Pidek, Irena A. and Sadori, Laura and Seppä, Heikki and Severova, Elena and Shaw, Helen and Święta-Musznicka, Joanna and Theuerkauf, Martin and Tonkov, Spassimir and Veski, Siim and van der Knaap, Pim (W.O.) and van Leeuwen, Jacqueline F.N. and Woodbridge, Jessie and Zimny, Marcelina and Kaplan, Jed O. (2013) The European Modern Pollen Database (EMPD) project. Vegetation History and Archaeobotany, 22. pp. 521-530. ISSN 1617-6278

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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: Article
    Additional Information: An erratum to this article can be found at
    Keywords: Datasets; Climate change; Paleoclimatology; Databases; Database design; Vegetation; Biomes; Short Communication; Pollen; Plants; Fossils; Archaeology; Earth Sciences; Biogeosciences; Climate Change; Europe; Surface sample; EPD; Anthropology; EMPD; Paleontology; Quantitative Reconstruction; Vegetation Relationships; Plant Sciences; Holocene Climate; Moss Samples; Cover Reconstructions; Surface Sediments; Probabilistic Approach; Quaternary Pollen; Mediterranean Region; Glacial-Maximum; Green technology; Quaternary; Fossil pollen; Land use; Environmental Sciences;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Geography
    Item ID: 12226
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    Depositing User: Helen Shaw
    Date Deposited: 22 Jan 2020 17:03
    Journal or Publication Title: Vegetation History and Archaeobotany
    Publisher: Springer
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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