The ACER pollen and charcoal database

A global resource to document vegetation and fire response to abrupt climate changes during the last glacial period

María Fernanda Sánchez Goñi, Stéphanie Desprat, Anne Laure Daniau, Frank C. Bassinot, Josué M. Polanco-Martínez, Sandy P. Harrison, Judy R.M. Allen, R. Scott Anderson, Hermann Behling, Raymonde Bonnefille, Francesc Burjachs, José S. Carrión, Rachid Cheddadi, James S. Clark, Nathalie Combourieu-Nebout, Colin J.Courtney Mustaphi, Georg H. Debusk, Lydie M. Dupont, Jemma M. Finch, William J. Fletcher & 49 others Marco Giardini, Catalina González, William D. Gosling, Laurie D. Grigg, Eric C. Grimm, Ryoma Hayashi, Karin Helmens, Linda E. Heusser, Trevor Hill, Geoffrey Hope, Brian Huntley, Yaeko Igarashi, Tomohisa Irino, Bonnie Jacobs, Gonzalo Jiménez-Moreno, Sayuri Kawai, A. Peter Kershaw, Fujio Kumon, Ian T. Lawson, Marie Pierre Ledru, Anne Marie Lézine, Ping Mei Liew, Donatella Magri, Robert Marchant, Vasiliki Margari, Francis E. Mayle, G. Merna Mckenzie, Patrick Moss, Stefanie Müller, Ulrich C. Müller, Filipa Naughton, Rewi M. Newnham, Tadamichi Oba, Ramón Pérez-Obiol, Roberta Pini, Cesare Ravazzi, Katy H. Roucoux, Stephen M. Rucina, Louis Scott, Hikaru Takahara, Polichronis C. Tzedakis, Dunia H. Urrego, Bas Van Geel, B. Guido Valencia, Marcus J. Vandergoes, Annie Vincens, Cathy L. Whitlock, Debra A. Willard, Masanobu Yamamoto

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

7 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Quaternary records provide an opportunity to examine the nature of the vegetation and fire responses to rapid past climate changes comparable in velocity and magnitude to those expected in the 21st-century. The best documented examples of rapid climate change in the past are the warming events associated with the Dansgaard-Oeschger (D-O) cycles during the last glacial period, which were sufficiently large to have had a potential feedback through changes in albedo and greenhouse gas emissions on climate. Previous reconstructions of vegetation and fire changes during the D-O cycles used independently constructed age models, making it difficult to compare the changes between different sites and regions. Here, we present the ACER (Abrupt Climate Changes and Environmental Responses) global database, which includes 93 pollen records from the last glacial period (73-15ka) with a temporal resolution better than 1000years, 32 of which also provide charcoal records. A harmonized and consistent chronology based on radiometric dating (14C, 234U/230Th, optically stimulated luminescence (OSL), 40Ar/39Ar-dated tephra layers) has been constructed for 86 of these records, although in some cases additional information was derived using common control points based on event stratigraphy. The ACER database compiles metadata including geospatial and dating information, pollen and charcoal counts, and pollen percentages of the characteristic biomes and is archived in Microsoft Access™ at https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.870867.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)679-695
Number of pages17
JournalEarth System Science Data
Volume9
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 11 Sep 2017

Cite this

Goñi, María Fernanda Sánchez ; Desprat, Stéphanie ; Daniau, Anne Laure ; Bassinot, Frank C. ; Polanco-Martínez, Josué M. ; Harrison, Sandy P. ; Allen, Judy R.M. ; Scott Anderson, R. ; Behling, Hermann ; Bonnefille, Raymonde ; Burjachs, Francesc ; Carrión, José S. ; Cheddadi, Rachid ; Clark, James S. ; Combourieu-Nebout, Nathalie ; Mustaphi, Colin J.Courtney ; Debusk, Georg H. ; Dupont, Lydie M. ; Finch, Jemma M. ; Fletcher, William J. ; Giardini, Marco ; González, Catalina ; Gosling, William D. ; Grigg, Laurie D. ; Grimm, Eric C. ; Hayashi, Ryoma ; Helmens, Karin ; Heusser, Linda E. ; Hill, Trevor ; Hope, Geoffrey ; Huntley, Brian ; Igarashi, Yaeko ; Irino, Tomohisa ; Jacobs, Bonnie ; Jiménez-Moreno, Gonzalo ; Kawai, Sayuri ; Peter Kershaw, A. ; Kumon, Fujio ; Lawson, Ian T. ; Ledru, Marie Pierre ; Lézine, Anne Marie ; Mei Liew, Ping ; Magri, Donatella ; Marchant, Robert ; Margari, Vasiliki ; Mayle, Francis E. ; Merna Mckenzie, G. ; Moss, Patrick ; Müller, Stefanie ; Müller, Ulrich C. ; Naughton, Filipa ; Newnham, Rewi M. ; Oba, Tadamichi ; Pérez-Obiol, Ramón ; Pini, Roberta ; Ravazzi, Cesare ; Roucoux, Katy H. ; Rucina, Stephen M. ; Scott, Louis ; Takahara, Hikaru ; Tzedakis, Polichronis C. ; Urrego, Dunia H. ; Van Geel, Bas ; Guido Valencia, B. ; Vandergoes, Marcus J. ; Vincens, Annie ; Whitlock, Cathy L. ; Willard, Debra A. ; Yamamoto, Masanobu. / The ACER pollen and charcoal database : A global resource to document vegetation and fire response to abrupt climate changes during the last glacial period. In: Earth System Science Data. 2017 ; Vol. 9, No. 2. pp. 679-695.
@article{8ebe856d623b4a0db86a1a8d91aa7752,
title = "The ACER pollen and charcoal database: A global resource to document vegetation and fire response to abrupt climate changes during the last glacial period",
abstract = "Quaternary records provide an opportunity to examine the nature of the vegetation and fire responses to rapid past climate changes comparable in velocity and magnitude to those expected in the 21st-century. The best documented examples of rapid climate change in the past are the warming events associated with the Dansgaard-Oeschger (D-O) cycles during the last glacial period, which were sufficiently large to have had a potential feedback through changes in albedo and greenhouse gas emissions on climate. Previous reconstructions of vegetation and fire changes during the D-O cycles used independently constructed age models, making it difficult to compare the changes between different sites and regions. Here, we present the ACER (Abrupt Climate Changes and Environmental Responses) global database, which includes 93 pollen records from the last glacial period (73-15ka) with a temporal resolution better than 1000years, 32 of which also provide charcoal records. A harmonized and consistent chronology based on radiometric dating (14C, 234U/230Th, optically stimulated luminescence (OSL), 40Ar/39Ar-dated tephra layers) has been constructed for 86 of these records, although in some cases additional information was derived using common control points based on event stratigraphy. The ACER database compiles metadata including geospatial and dating information, pollen and charcoal counts, and pollen percentages of the characteristic biomes and is archived in Microsoft Access™ at https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.870867.",
author = "Go{\~n}i, {Mar{\'i}a Fernanda S{\'a}nchez} and St{\'e}phanie Desprat and Daniau, {Anne Laure} and Bassinot, {Frank C.} and Polanco-Mart{\'i}nez, {Josu{\'e} M.} and Harrison, {Sandy P.} and Allen, {Judy R.M.} and {Scott Anderson}, R. and Hermann Behling and Raymonde Bonnefille and Francesc Burjachs and Carri{\'o}n, {Jos{\'e} S.} and Rachid Cheddadi and Clark, {James S.} and Nathalie Combourieu-Nebout and Mustaphi, {Colin J.Courtney} and Debusk, {Georg H.} and Dupont, {Lydie M.} and Finch, {Jemma M.} and Fletcher, {William J.} and Marco Giardini and Catalina Gonz{\'a}lez and Gosling, {William D.} and Grigg, {Laurie D.} and Grimm, {Eric C.} and Ryoma Hayashi and Karin Helmens and Heusser, {Linda E.} and Trevor Hill and Geoffrey Hope and Brian Huntley and Yaeko Igarashi and Tomohisa Irino and Bonnie Jacobs and Gonzalo Jim{\'e}nez-Moreno and Sayuri Kawai and {Peter Kershaw}, A. and Fujio Kumon and Lawson, {Ian T.} and Ledru, {Marie Pierre} and L{\'e}zine, {Anne Marie} and {Mei Liew}, Ping and Donatella Magri and Robert Marchant and Vasiliki Margari and Mayle, {Francis E.} and {Merna Mckenzie}, G. and Patrick Moss and Stefanie M{\"u}ller and M{\"u}ller, {Ulrich C.} and Filipa Naughton and Newnham, {Rewi M.} and Tadamichi Oba and Ram{\'o}n P{\'e}rez-Obiol and Roberta Pini and Cesare Ravazzi and Roucoux, {Katy H.} and Rucina, {Stephen M.} and Louis Scott and Hikaru Takahara and Tzedakis, {Polichronis C.} and Urrego, {Dunia H.} and {Van Geel}, Bas and {Guido Valencia}, B. and Vandergoes, {Marcus J.} and Annie Vincens and Whitlock, {Cathy L.} and Willard, {Debra A.} and Masanobu Yamamoto",
year = "2017",
month = "9",
day = "11",
doi = "10.5194/essd-9-679-2017",
language = "English",
volume = "9",
pages = "679--695",
journal = "Earth System Science Data",
issn = "1866-3508",
publisher = "Copernicus Publications",
number = "2",

}

Goñi, MFS, Desprat, S, Daniau, AL, Bassinot, FC, Polanco-Martínez, JM, Harrison, SP, Allen, JRM, Scott Anderson, R, Behling, H, Bonnefille, R, Burjachs, F, Carrión, JS, Cheddadi, R, Clark, JS, Combourieu-Nebout, N, Mustaphi, CJC, Debusk, GH, Dupont, LM, Finch, JM, Fletcher, WJ, Giardini, M, González, C, Gosling, WD, Grigg, LD, Grimm, EC, Hayashi, R, Helmens, K, Heusser, LE, Hill, T, Hope, G, Huntley, B, Igarashi, Y, Irino, T, Jacobs, B, Jiménez-Moreno, G, Kawai, S, Peter Kershaw, A, Kumon, F, Lawson, IT, Ledru, MP, Lézine, AM, Mei Liew, P, Magri, D, Marchant, R, Margari, V, Mayle, FE, Merna Mckenzie, G, Moss, P, Müller, S, Müller, UC, Naughton, F, Newnham, RM, Oba, T, Pérez-Obiol, R, Pini, R, Ravazzi, C, Roucoux, KH, Rucina, SM, Scott, L, Takahara, H, Tzedakis, PC, Urrego, DH, Van Geel, B, Guido Valencia, B, Vandergoes, MJ, Vincens, A, Whitlock, CL, Willard, DA & Yamamoto, M 2017, 'The ACER pollen and charcoal database: A global resource to document vegetation and fire response to abrupt climate changes during the last glacial period', Earth System Science Data, vol. 9, no. 2, pp. 679-695. https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-9-679-2017, https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-9-679-2017

The ACER pollen and charcoal database : A global resource to document vegetation and fire response to abrupt climate changes during the last glacial period. / Goñi, María Fernanda Sánchez; Desprat, Stéphanie; Daniau, Anne Laure; Bassinot, Frank C.; Polanco-Martínez, Josué M.; Harrison, Sandy P.; Allen, Judy R.M.; Scott Anderson, R.; Behling, Hermann; Bonnefille, Raymonde; Burjachs, Francesc; Carrión, José S.; Cheddadi, Rachid; Clark, James S.; Combourieu-Nebout, Nathalie; Mustaphi, Colin J.Courtney; Debusk, Georg H.; Dupont, Lydie M.; Finch, Jemma M.; Fletcher, William J.; Giardini, Marco; González, Catalina; Gosling, William D.; Grigg, Laurie D.; Grimm, Eric C.; Hayashi, Ryoma; Helmens, Karin; Heusser, Linda E.; Hill, Trevor; Hope, Geoffrey; Huntley, Brian; Igarashi, Yaeko; Irino, Tomohisa; Jacobs, Bonnie; Jiménez-Moreno, Gonzalo; Kawai, Sayuri; Peter Kershaw, A.; Kumon, Fujio; Lawson, Ian T.; Ledru, Marie Pierre; Lézine, Anne Marie; Mei Liew, Ping; Magri, Donatella; Marchant, Robert; Margari, Vasiliki; Mayle, Francis E.; Merna Mckenzie, G.; Moss, Patrick; Müller, Stefanie; Müller, Ulrich C.; Naughton, Filipa; Newnham, Rewi M.; Oba, Tadamichi; Pérez-Obiol, Ramón; Pini, Roberta; Ravazzi, Cesare; Roucoux, Katy H.; Rucina, Stephen M.; Scott, Louis; Takahara, Hikaru; Tzedakis, Polichronis C.; Urrego, Dunia H.; Van Geel, Bas; Guido Valencia, B.; Vandergoes, Marcus J.; Vincens, Annie; Whitlock, Cathy L.; Willard, Debra A.; Yamamoto, Masanobu.

In: Earth System Science Data, Vol. 9, No. 2, 11.09.2017, p. 679-695.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

TY - JOUR

T1 - The ACER pollen and charcoal database

T2 - A global resource to document vegetation and fire response to abrupt climate changes during the last glacial period

AU - Goñi, María Fernanda Sánchez

AU - Desprat, Stéphanie

AU - Daniau, Anne Laure

AU - Bassinot, Frank C.

AU - Polanco-Martínez, Josué M.

AU - Harrison, Sandy P.

AU - Allen, Judy R.M.

AU - Scott Anderson, R.

AU - Behling, Hermann

AU - Bonnefille, Raymonde

AU - Burjachs, Francesc

AU - Carrión, José S.

AU - Cheddadi, Rachid

AU - Clark, James S.

AU - Combourieu-Nebout, Nathalie

AU - Mustaphi, Colin J.Courtney

AU - Debusk, Georg H.

AU - Dupont, Lydie M.

AU - Finch, Jemma M.

AU - Fletcher, William J.

AU - Giardini, Marco

AU - González, Catalina

AU - Gosling, William D.

AU - Grigg, Laurie D.

AU - Grimm, Eric C.

AU - Hayashi, Ryoma

AU - Helmens, Karin

AU - Heusser, Linda E.

AU - Hill, Trevor

AU - Hope, Geoffrey

AU - Huntley, Brian

AU - Igarashi, Yaeko

AU - Irino, Tomohisa

AU - Jacobs, Bonnie

AU - Jiménez-Moreno, Gonzalo

AU - Kawai, Sayuri

AU - Peter Kershaw, A.

AU - Kumon, Fujio

AU - Lawson, Ian T.

AU - Ledru, Marie Pierre

AU - Lézine, Anne Marie

AU - Mei Liew, Ping

AU - Magri, Donatella

AU - Marchant, Robert

AU - Margari, Vasiliki

AU - Mayle, Francis E.

AU - Merna Mckenzie, G.

AU - Moss, Patrick

AU - Müller, Stefanie

AU - Müller, Ulrich C.

AU - Naughton, Filipa

AU - Newnham, Rewi M.

AU - Oba, Tadamichi

AU - Pérez-Obiol, Ramón

AU - Pini, Roberta

AU - Ravazzi, Cesare

AU - Roucoux, Katy H.

AU - Rucina, Stephen M.

AU - Scott, Louis

AU - Takahara, Hikaru

AU - Tzedakis, Polichronis C.

AU - Urrego, Dunia H.

AU - Van Geel, Bas

AU - Guido Valencia, B.

AU - Vandergoes, Marcus J.

AU - Vincens, Annie

AU - Whitlock, Cathy L.

AU - Willard, Debra A.

AU - Yamamoto, Masanobu

PY - 2017/9/11

Y1 - 2017/9/11

N2 - Quaternary records provide an opportunity to examine the nature of the vegetation and fire responses to rapid past climate changes comparable in velocity and magnitude to those expected in the 21st-century. The best documented examples of rapid climate change in the past are the warming events associated with the Dansgaard-Oeschger (D-O) cycles during the last glacial period, which were sufficiently large to have had a potential feedback through changes in albedo and greenhouse gas emissions on climate. Previous reconstructions of vegetation and fire changes during the D-O cycles used independently constructed age models, making it difficult to compare the changes between different sites and regions. Here, we present the ACER (Abrupt Climate Changes and Environmental Responses) global database, which includes 93 pollen records from the last glacial period (73-15ka) with a temporal resolution better than 1000years, 32 of which also provide charcoal records. A harmonized and consistent chronology based on radiometric dating (14C, 234U/230Th, optically stimulated luminescence (OSL), 40Ar/39Ar-dated tephra layers) has been constructed for 86 of these records, although in some cases additional information was derived using common control points based on event stratigraphy. The ACER database compiles metadata including geospatial and dating information, pollen and charcoal counts, and pollen percentages of the characteristic biomes and is archived in Microsoft Access™ at https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.870867.

AB - Quaternary records provide an opportunity to examine the nature of the vegetation and fire responses to rapid past climate changes comparable in velocity and magnitude to those expected in the 21st-century. The best documented examples of rapid climate change in the past are the warming events associated with the Dansgaard-Oeschger (D-O) cycles during the last glacial period, which were sufficiently large to have had a potential feedback through changes in albedo and greenhouse gas emissions on climate. Previous reconstructions of vegetation and fire changes during the D-O cycles used independently constructed age models, making it difficult to compare the changes between different sites and regions. Here, we present the ACER (Abrupt Climate Changes and Environmental Responses) global database, which includes 93 pollen records from the last glacial period (73-15ka) with a temporal resolution better than 1000years, 32 of which also provide charcoal records. A harmonized and consistent chronology based on radiometric dating (14C, 234U/230Th, optically stimulated luminescence (OSL), 40Ar/39Ar-dated tephra layers) has been constructed for 86 of these records, although in some cases additional information was derived using common control points based on event stratigraphy. The ACER database compiles metadata including geospatial and dating information, pollen and charcoal counts, and pollen percentages of the characteristic biomes and is archived in Microsoft Access™ at https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.870867.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=85029496423&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.5194/essd-9-679-2017

DO - 10.5194/essd-9-679-2017

M3 - Article

VL - 9

SP - 679

EP - 695

JO - Earth System Science Data

JF - Earth System Science Data

SN - 1866-3508

IS - 2

ER -