Data preparation
Data should be entered on computer spreadsheets: TILIA (Grimm, 1990) is preferred but Excel or Lotus are also acceptable.
All data collected should eventually be stored in the modern pollen deposition (traps) section of the European Pollen Database. The data will be stored in the database at the taxonomic level of identification provided by the author. Please indicate which books have been used for the pollen type nomenclature.
Further information is available about the EPD.
or contact the Database Manager at:
European Pollen Database,
Centre universitaire
Place de la République
13200 Arles, France
Tel: +33-90961813,
Fax: +33-90939803
The following information is required for the database entries (for a suitable form see Appendix III):
  • Contact person (the person who is responsible for the data)
  • Details of the transects, grids, or projects in accordance with which the traps are organized (the rationale behind the location of the traps)
  • Details for each individual trap: latitude and longitude, altitude a.s.l., slope, exposure (N, S, E or W), geomorphology, cover of individual tree species and treeless vegetation within 100 m radius of the trap, the minimum distance of trees from the trap, intended nature of the trap (providing local/under canopy values or regional values arising from being located in a clear opening)
  • Details of each year’s trapped assemblage: date of changing the trap, water volume, list of animals and plant remains trapped, added Lycopodium (batch No. of tablets and number of tablets added), laboratory treatment.