Articles | Volume 18, issue 15
Biogeosciences, 18, 4511–4534, 2021
Biogeosciences, 18, 4511–4534, 2021

Research article 03 Aug 2021

Research article | 03 Aug 2021

Patterns in recent and Holocene pollen accumulation rates across Europe – the Pollen Monitoring Programme Database as a tool for vegetation reconstruction

Vojtěch Abraham et al.

Data sets

WorldClim 2: new 1-km spatial resolution climate surfaces for global land areas ( S. E. Fick and R. J. Hijmans

Chorological data for the main European woody species, V2 G. Caudullo, E. Welk, and J. San-Miguel-Ayanz

European atlas of forest tree species ( J. San-Miguel-Ayanz, D. de Rigo, G. Caudullo, T. Houston Durrant, and A. Mauri

Model code and software

PMPdatabase V. Abraham

Short summary
We present a continental dataset of pollen accumulation rates (PARs) collected by pollen traps. This absolute measure of pollen rain (grains cm−2 yr−1) has a positive relationship to current vegetation and latitude. Trap and fossil PARs have similar values within one region, so it opens up possibilities for using fossil PARs to reconstruct past changes in plant biomass and primary productivity. The dataset is available in the Neotoma Paleoecology Database.
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