Pollen productivity estimates of key European plant taxa for quantitative reconstruction of past vegetation - a review

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Pollen productivity estimates of key European plant taxa for quantitative reconstruction of past vegetation - a review. / Broström, Anna; Hjelle, K; Nielsen, A.B.; Binney, H; Bunting, MJ; Fyfe, R; Gaillard, M-J; Mazier, F; Meltsov, V; Poska, A; Räsänen, S; Soepboer, W; von Stedingk, H; Sugita, S; Suutari, H.

In: Vegetation History and Archaeobotany, Vol. 17, No. 5, 2008, p. 461-478.

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Broström, A, Hjelle, K, Nielsen, AB, Binney, H, Bunting, MJ, Fyfe, R, Gaillard, M-J, Mazier, F, Meltsov, V, Poska, A, Räsänen, S, Soepboer, W, von Stedingk, H, Sugita, S & Suutari, H 2008, 'Pollen productivity estimates of key European plant taxa for quantitative reconstruction of past vegetation - a review', Vegetation History and Archaeobotany, vol. 17, no. 5, pp. 461-478. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00334-008-0148-8

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Broström A, Hjelle K, Nielsen AB, Binney H, Bunting MJ, Fyfe R, Gaillard M-J, Mazier F, Meltsov V, Poska A, Räsänen S, Soepboer W, von Stedingk H, Sugita S, Suutari H. 2008. Pollen productivity estimates of key European plant taxa for quantitative reconstruction of past vegetation - a review. Vegetation History and Archaeobotany. 17(5):461-478. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00334-008-0148-8

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Broström, Anna ; Hjelle, K ; Nielsen, A.B. ; Binney, H ; Bunting, MJ ; Fyfe, R ; Gaillard, M-J ; Mazier, F ; Meltsov, V ; Poska, A ; Räsänen, S ; Soepboer, W ; von Stedingk, H ; Sugita, S ; Suutari, H. / Pollen productivity estimates of key European plant taxa for quantitative reconstruction of past vegetation - a review. In: Vegetation History and Archaeobotany. 2008 ; Vol. 17, No. 5. pp. 461-478.

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TY - JOUR

T1 - Pollen productivity estimates of key European plant taxa for quantitative reconstruction of past vegetation - a review

AU - Broström, Anna

AU - Hjelle, K

AU - Nielsen, A.B.

AU - Binney, H

AU - Bunting, MJ

AU - Fyfe, R

AU - Gaillard, M-J

AU - Mazier, F

AU - Meltsov, V

AU - Poska, A

AU - Räsänen, S

AU - Soepboer, W

AU - von Stedingk, H

AU - Sugita, S

AU - Suutari, H

PY - 2008

Y1 - 2008

N2 - Information on the spatial distribution of past vegetation on local, regional and global scales is increasingly used within climate modelling, nature conservancy and archaeology. It is possible to obtain such information from fossil pollen records in lakes and bogs using the landscape reconstruction algorithm (LRA) and its two models, REVEALS and LOVE. These models assume that reliable pollen productivity estimates (PPEs) are available for the plant taxa involved in the quantitative reconstructions of past vegetation, and that PPEs are constant through time. This paper presents and discusses the PPEs for 15 tree and 18 herb taxa obtained in nine study areas of Europe. Observed differences in PPEs between regions may be explained by methodological issues and environmental variables, of which climate and related factors such as reproduction strategies and growth forms appear to be the most important. An evaluation of the PPEs at hand so far suggests that they can be used in modelling applications and quantitative reconstructions of past vegetation, provided that consideration of past environmental variability within the region is used to inform selection of PPEs, and bearing in mind that PPEs might have changed through time as a response to climate change. Application of a range of possible PPEs will allow a better evaluation of the results.

AB - Information on the spatial distribution of past vegetation on local, regional and global scales is increasingly used within climate modelling, nature conservancy and archaeology. It is possible to obtain such information from fossil pollen records in lakes and bogs using the landscape reconstruction algorithm (LRA) and its two models, REVEALS and LOVE. These models assume that reliable pollen productivity estimates (PPEs) are available for the plant taxa involved in the quantitative reconstructions of past vegetation, and that PPEs are constant through time. This paper presents and discusses the PPEs for 15 tree and 18 herb taxa obtained in nine study areas of Europe. Observed differences in PPEs between regions may be explained by methodological issues and environmental variables, of which climate and related factors such as reproduction strategies and growth forms appear to be the most important. An evaluation of the PPEs at hand so far suggests that they can be used in modelling applications and quantitative reconstructions of past vegetation, provided that consideration of past environmental variability within the region is used to inform selection of PPEs, and bearing in mind that PPEs might have changed through time as a response to climate change. Application of a range of possible PPEs will allow a better evaluation of the results.

KW - landscape reconstruction algorithm

KW - pollen productivity estimates (PPE)

KW - (LRA)

KW - tree taxa

KW - herb taxa

KW - moss polsters

KW - lake sediments

U2 - 10.1007/s00334-008-0148-8

DO - 10.1007/s00334-008-0148-8

M3 - Review article

VL - 17

SP - 461

EP - 478

JO - Vegetation History and Archaeobotany

T2 - Vegetation History and Archaeobotany

JF - Vegetation History and Archaeobotany

SN - 0939-6314

IS - 5

ER -