Binney. H. A. et al

Eurasian pollen data from 21 kiloannum to the present

This dataset contains fossil and modern pollen data collated during a workshop held in the UK in 2008 as part of the NERC (Quantifying and Understanding the Earth System) QUEST programme. The 96 sampling sites are located from 24°E (western Ukraine and Belarus) to easternmost Siberia, and lie north of latitude 40°N. The sample ages range from 21ka to present and are assigned to 1,000 year time slices. The dataset has been checked for consistent taxonomy and a redundancy-free taxonomy has been produced.

Publication date: 2016-12-18

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This dataset is made available under the terms of the Open Government Licence

Format of the dataset : Comma-separated values (CSV)

You must cite: Binney. H. A.; Lozhkin, A.; Anderson, P; Andreev, A.; Bezrukova, E.; Blyakharchuk, T.; Jankovska, V.; Khazhina, I.; Krivonogov, S.; Kremenetski, K.; Novenko, E.; Ryabogina, N.; Solovieva, N.; Zernitzkaya, V. (2016). Eurasian pollen data from 21 kiloannum to the present. NERC Environmental Information Data Centre.


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Study area
Temporal extent
…    to    2008-04-01

Provenance & quality

The pollen samples were collected and processed by the contributors who attended the workshop in 2008. The pollen was analysed (counted) by the individual contributors responsible for the sites. The data was entered into the database at the workshop with additional site information added where possible. The pollen data are in original counts (not percentage data).

Correspondence/contact details

Dr. Heather Binney
Southampton University
University Road
SO17 1BJ


Binney. H. A.
Southampton University
Lozhkin, A.
North East Interdisciplinary Research Institute, Russia
Anderson, P
University of Washington, USA
Andreev, A.
University of Cologne, Germany
Bezrukova, E.
Vinogradov Institute of Geochemistry, Russia
Blyakharchuk, T.
Institute for Monitoring Climatic and Ecological Systems, Russia
Jankovska, V.
Institute of Botany, Czech Republic
Khazhina, I.
Sobolev Institute of Geology and Mineralogy, Novosibirsk, Russia
Krivonogov, S.
Novosibirsk State University, Russia
Kremenetski, K.
Novenko, E.
Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia
Ryabogina, N.
Institute of Problems of Development of the North, Russia
Solovieva, N.
University College London
Zernitzkaya, V.
Institute of Natural Management, NAS of Belarus

Other contacts

Environmental Information Data Centre
NERC Environmental Information Data Centre


Spatial representation type
Tabular (text)
Spatial reference system


Topic categories
Belarus,  Eurasia,  Late Quaternary,  Pollen,  Russia Ukraine