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This page gives some details about research projects suggested within the Mapping and Data Accuracy group, and is intended to encourage collaboration. Anyone who is interested should contact the project responsible.


Palaeovegetation Atlas

Taxa and group mapping for the last 15000 years (?) using the EPD data set. This is the main 'product' for the group and so everyone is involved. At the Utrecht meeting, we agreed that each person would be responsible for checking maps for one or more taxa. These are given below. Any additions are welcome.

Simon: Quercus, Quercus ilex

Thomas: Picea, Fagus

Walter: Corylus, Nuphar, Nymphea, Typha, Myriophyllum

Heather: Pinus, Betula (incl nana?)

Jacques-Louis: Abies, Olea, Castanea

Norbert: Carpinus, Hedera, Ilex, Viscum, Sambucus

Petr: Calluna, Plantago lanceolata, Rumex, Pteridium

Odile: Alnus (excl. viridis), Ulmus, Tilia

Graciela: Fraxinus, Juglans, Artemisia

Ralph: Ranunculus, Cereale, Secale, Juniperus

Long Term Biodiversity

It was agreed that the main focus of the group would be a study of biodiversity through time, looking at diversity gradients in Europe (lat/lon), and possibly long-term diversity in Mediterranean/other hotspots. The methods to be used will include eveness, rarefaction, and a functional approach based on plant traits.

Responsible: Simon/Thomas

Participants: Everyone!

Biomes

Biomes, with focus on EPD sites (and region)

Responsible: Heather

Europe AD

Changes in Europe over last 2000 years

Responsible: Thomas

No-analogue vegetation

No-analogue vegetation and climate

Responsible: Simon

Spread of Neolithic

Spread of Neolithic culture

Responsible: Walter and Ralph