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 data: 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).


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Correspondence/contact details

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

Other contacts

NERC EDS Environmental Information Data Centre
NERC Environmental Information Data Centre

Additional metadata

Topic categories
Belarus,  Eurasia,  Late Quaternary,  Pollen,  Russia Ukraine
Spatial representation type
Tabular (text)
Spatial reference system
WGS 84
Last updated
20 May 2022 10:39