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dc.contributor.author Fyfe, Ralph M.
dc.contributor.author de Beaulieu, Jacques-Louis
dc.contributor.author Binney, Heather
dc.contributor.author Bradshaw, Richard H. W.
dc.contributor.author Brewer, Simon
dc.contributor.author Le Flao, Anne
dc.contributor.author Finsinger, Walter
dc.contributor.author Gaillard, Marie-Jose
dc.contributor.author Giesecke, Thomas
dc.contributor.author Gil-Romera, Graciela
dc.contributor.author Grimm, Eric C.
dc.contributor.author Huntley, Brian
dc.contributor.author Kunis, Petr
dc.contributor.author Kühl, Norbert
dc.contributor.author Leydet, Michelle
dc.contributor.author Lotter, André F.
dc.contributor.author Tarasov, Pavel E.
dc.contributor.author Tonkov, Spassimir
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-21T10:24:42Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-21T10:24:42Z
dc.date.issued 2011-09-01
dc.identifier.citation Fyfe , R M , de Beaulieu , J-L , Binney , H , Bradshaw , R H W , Brewer , S , Le Flao , A , Finsinger , W , Gaillard , M-J , Giesecke , T , Gil-Romera , G , Grimm , E C , Huntley , B , Kunis , P , Kühl , N , Leydet , M , Lotter , A F , Tarasov , P E & Tonkov , S 2011 , ' The European Pollen Database: past efforts and current activities ' Vegetation History and Archaeobotany , vol 18 , no. 5 , pp. 417-424 . , 10.1007/s00334-009-0215-9 en
dc.identifier.issn 1617-6278
dc.identifier.other PURE: 168030
dc.identifier.other dspace: 2160/7092
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2160/7092
dc.description Fyfe, R. M., de Beaulieu, J-L., Binney, H., Bradshaw, R. H. W., Brewer, S., Le Flao, A., Finsinger, W., Gaillard, M-J., Giesecke, T., Gil-Romera, G., Grimm, E. C., Huntley, B., Kunis, P., Kühl, N., Leydet, M., Lotter, A. F., Tarasov, P. E., Tonkov, S. (2011). The European Pollen Database: past efforts and current activities. Vegetation History and Archaeobotany, 18 (5), 417-424. en
dc.description.abstract Pollen stratigraphies are the most spatially extensive data available for the reconstruction of past land-cover change. Detailed knowledge of past land-cover is becoming increasingly important to evaluate the present trends in, and drivers of, vegetation composition. The European Pollen Database (EPD) was established in the late 1980s and developed in the early 1990s to provide a structure for archiving, exchanging, and analysing Quaternary pollen data from Europe. It provides a forum for scientists to meet and engage in collaborative investigations or data analysis. In May 2007 several EPD support groups were developed to assist in the task of maintaining and updating the database. The mapping and data accuracy work group (MADCAP) aims to produce an atlas of past plant distributions as detected by pollen analyses in Europe, in order to meet the growing need for this data from palaeoecologists and the wider scientific community. Due to data handling problems in the past, a significant number of EPD datasets have errors. The initial task of the work group, therefore, was a systematic review of pollen sequences, in order to identify and correct errors. The EPD currently (January 2009) archives 1,032 pollen sequences, of which 668 have age-depth models that allow chronological comparison. Many errors have been identified and corrected, or flagged for users, most notably errors in the pollen count data. The application of spatial analyses to pollen data is related to the number of data points that are available for analysis. We therefore take this opportunity to encourage the submission of pollen analytical results to the EPD or other relevant pollen databases. Only in this way will the scientific community be able to gain a better understanding of past vegetation dynamics. en
dc.format.extent 8 en
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Vegetation History and Archaeobotany en
dc.subject EPD en
dc.subject European Pollen Database en
dc.subject Data accuracy en
dc.subject Data archive en
dc.title The European Pollen Database: past efforts and current activities en
dc.type Text en
dc.type.publicationtype Article (Journal) en
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00334-009-0215-9
dc.contributor.institution Quaternary Environmental Change Group en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en


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