A 10 year pollen trapping record from rainforest in northeastern Queensland, Australia

A. P. Kershaw, K. M. Strickland

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    Preliminary results from 10 years of pollen trapping within one of the most extensive, and least disturbed, patches of rainforest in northeast Queensland, are presented. Most pollen grains are derived from canopy or emergent species growing within 10 m of the traps but there is great annual variation in pollen influx and pollen composition. Pollen deposition is concentrated in those traps situated within the canopy and lower totals are recorded for ground, trunk-space and above-canopy traps. Attempts are made to explain these patterns of representation and to assess their value for interpretation of pollen diagrams.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)281-288
    Number of pages8
    JournalReview of Palaeobotany and Palynology
    Issue number1-4
    Publication statusPublished - 23 Oct 1990

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