Loughlin, N.J.D.

Late Quaternary palynological data from the eastern Andean montane forest of Ecuador

Palaeoecological proxy data (pollen, non-pollen palynomorph (NPP), micro-charcoal, macro-charcoal, loss-on-ignition (LOI) and x-ray fluorescence (XRF)) recovered from lake sediments, cliff exposures, surface soils and moss pollsters within the eastern Andean cloud forest of Ecuador.
Palaeoecological proxy data were recovered from lake sediments, surface soil and moss pollsters within the eastern Andean cloud forest of Ecuador. Materials and proxy data were collected with the aim of understanding how ecosystem dynamics were driven by anthropogenic, physical and climatic impact through time (late Quaternary). Here, data are provided for pollen, non-pollen palynomorph (NPP), micro-charcoal, macro-charcoal, loss-on-ignition (LOI) and x-ray fluorescence (XRF). Field samples were collected throughout 2012-2013 from the Napo province of Ecuador and analysed in the laboratory throughout 2014-2015 at The Open University (UK).

Publication date: 2018-06-21

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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: Loughlin, N.J.D. (2018). Late Quaternary palynological data from the eastern Andean montane forest of Ecuador. NERC Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/952e8ddb-b573-44ad-a930-2c8c5164a381

 

Where/When

Study area
Temporal extent
2012-01-01    to    2013-12-31

Supplemental information

This dataset is referenced in:

Loughlin, N.J.D., Gosling, W.D., Mothes, P.A. Montoya, E. (in press) Ecological consequences of post-Columbian depopulation in the Andean-Amazonian corridor. Nature Ecology and Evolution

Other useful information regarding this dataset:

Loughlin, N.J.D., Gosling, W.D., Coe, A.L., Gulliver, P., Mothes, P., Montoya, E. (2018). Landscape scale drivers of glacial ecosystem change in the montane forests of the eastern Andean flank, Ecuador. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology. 489(1): 198-208.
Loughlin, N.J.D., Gosling, W.D., Montoya, E. (2018). Identifying environmental drivers of fungal non-pollen palynomorphs in the montane forest of the eastern Andean flank, Ecuador. Quaternary Research. 89(1): 119-133.

Provenance & quality

Sampling regime: Coring of Lake Huila was undertaken using a Livingstone corer with a Colinvaux-Vohnout piston modification from a floating platform attached to two anchored boats in 1.2m of water. Individual core lengths of up to 1m were recovered at a time. Samples were stored within their aluminium tubes for transportation back to the laboratory (The Open University) and kept in a cold room at 4°C until required. Overlapping sediment cores were taken from the centre of Huila, the longest core (Huila-E) reached a total depth of 2.09 m and was used for analysis. Bedrock was not reached during coring. For full details please see supporting documentation (Data_overview.rtf)

Correspondence/contact details

Nicholas Loughlin
The Open University
njdloughlin@gmail.com

Authors

Loughlin, N.J.D.
The Open University

Other contacts

Custodian
Environmental Information Data Centre
eidc@ceh.ac.uk
Publisher
NERC Environmental Information Data Centre
eidc@ceh.ac.uk

Spatial

Spatial representation type
Tabular (text)
Spatial reference system
WGS 84

Tags

Topic categories
Environment
Keywords
charcoal,  late Quaternary,  Neotropics,  non-pollen palynomorphs,  palaeoecology,  palynological,  palynology,  pollen