The ecological interpretation of fine resolution pollen records


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Preserved pollen records with small intersample time intervals contain information about many processes in plant population and community ecology. A general approach to the ecological interpretation of these records includes the use of time series statistics, indices that reflect population or community dynamics and models of relevant ecological and sedimentological processes. While the problems inherent in traditional pollen analysis remain, the larger data sets generated by close‐interval sampling make it possible to filter out more sampling ‘noise’ and to obtain a stronger ecological ‘signal’.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)459-477
Number of pages19
JournalNew Phytologist
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1983
Externally publishedYes

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