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Pollen

Bumblebee on Tithonia rotundiflora. Photo by Jerome Ward.   Pollen grains. Photo by Eric Grimm.   Coring frozen Echo Lake, Vermont. Photo by Paul Bierman.

Pollen grains that are washed or blown into lakes can accumulate in sediments and provide a record of past vegetation. Different types of pollen in lake sediments reflect the vegetation that was present around the lake and, therefore, the climate conditions favorable for that vegetation.

Obtaining Data at the World Data Center

Data archived here were last updated in February 2005. Data contributed since March 2005 are available from the Neotoma Paleoecology Database.

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Contributing Data

Investigators who wish to contribute their data to our pollen archive can find information on contributing below. Data and study description information can be contributed by emailing your data to paleo@noaa.gov.

Other Data Archives

Additional sources of pollen data and information.