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Constraining pollen-based estimates of forest cover in the Amazon: A simulation approach (2018)
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Whitney, B. S., Smallman, T. L., Mitchard, E. T., Carson, J. F., Mayle, F. E., & Bunting, M. J. (2019). Constraining pollen-based estimates of forest cover in the Amazon: A simulation approach. Holocene, 29(2), 262-270. doi:10.1177/0959683618810394

Pollen Dispersal and Deposition (PDD) modelling has been instrumental in reconstructing historical vegetation in temperate regions but its application has been limited in the tropics where there is greatest uncertainty in past land cover change. Here... Read More

Airborne pollen concentration in Nanjing, eastern China, and its relationship with meteorological factors (2018)
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Fang, Y., Ma, C., Bunting, M. J., Ding, A., Lu, H., & Sun, W. (2018). Airborne pollen concentration in Nanjing, eastern China, and its relationship with meteorological factors. Journal of geophysical research. Atmospheres, 123(19), 10,842-10,856. doi:10.1029/2018JD029026

This paper presents the results of airborne pollen and spore trapping in Nanjing city, eastern China, using a Burkard pollen trap during two consecutive years (2013–2014). A total of 103 pollen and spore taxa were identified. Two concentration peaks... Read More

Seeing the wood for the trees : recent advances in the reconstruction of woodland in archaeological landscapes using pollen data (2017)
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Bunting, J., & Farrell, M. (2017). Seeing the wood for the trees : recent advances in the reconstruction of woodland in archaeological landscapes using pollen data. Environmental Archaeology, 23(3), 228-239. doi:10.1080/14614103.2017.1377405

Pollen sequences record the vegetation cover of past landscapes, but translating a pollen diagram into a landscape reconstruction is not straightforward. This paper reviews recent advances in the reconstruction of woodland cover from palynological da... Read More

Disentangling the pollen signal from fen systems : modern and Holocene studies from southern and eastern England (2016)
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Waller, M., Carvalho, F., Grant, M., Bunting, J., & Brown, K. (2017). Disentangling the pollen signal from fen systems : modern and Holocene studies from southern and eastern England. Review of palaeobotany and palynology, 238, (15-33). doi:10.1016/j.revpalbo.2016.11.007. ISSN 0034-6667

Thick deposits of peat derived from fen environments accumulated in the coastal lowland areas adjacent to the North Sea during the middle and late Holocene. These sediments are frequently used in pollen-based reconstructions of in situ and more dista... Read More

Replicability of data collected for empirical estimation of relative pollen productivity (2016)
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Bunting, M. J., Farrell, M., & Middleton, R. (2016). Replicability of data collected for empirical estimation of relative pollen productivity. Review of palaeobotany and palynology, 232, (1-13). doi:10.1016/j.revpalbo.2016.04.009. ISSN 0034-6667

The effects of repeated survey and fieldwork timing on data derived from a recently proposed standard field methodology for empirical estimation of relative pollen productivity (RPP) have been tested. Seasonal variations in vegetation and associated... Read More

Pollen signals of ground flora in managed woodlands (2016)
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Bunting, M., Grant, M., & Waller, M. (2015). Pollen signals of ground flora in managed woodlands. Review of palaeobotany and palynology, 224(2), (121-133). doi:10.1016/j.revpalbo.2015.10.001. ISSN 0034-6667

This paper explores the vegetation signals contained in the non-arboreal pollen and spore (NAPS) components of pollen assemblages from Tauber traps placed in woodlands subject to rotational cutting (coppicing) in lowland England. Sets of three Tauber... Read More

Approaches to quantitative reconstruction of woody vegetation in managed woodlands from pollen records (2015)
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Bunting, M. J., Grant, M. J., Waller, M., Bunting, J., Grant, M., & Waller, M. (2016). Approaches to quantitative reconstruction of woody vegetation in managed woodlands from pollen records. Review of palaeobotany and palynology, 225, (53-66). doi:10.1016/j.revpalbo.2015.10.012. ISSN 0034-6667

There has been increasing interest in developing quantitative methods for reconstructing the dynamics of cultural landscapes over the last 15 years. This paper adds to this literature by using various approaches to reconstruct the vegetation of two w... Read More

Neolithic settlement at the woodland's edge: palynological data and timber architecture in Orkney, Scotland (2012)
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Farrell, M., Bunting, M. J., Lee, D. H. J., & Thomas, A. (2014). Neolithic settlement at the woodland's edge: palynological data and timber architecture in Orkney, Scotland. Journal of archaeological science, 51, (225-236). doi:10.1016/j.jas.2012.05.042. ISSN 0305-4403

It has often been assumed that the islands of Orkney were essentially treeless throughout much of the Holocene, with any ‘scrub’ woodland having been destroyed by Neolithic farming communities by around 3500 cal. BC. This apparently open, hyper-ocean... Read More

Equifinality and uncertainty in the interpretation of pollen data: the Multiple Scenario Approach to reconstruction of past vegetation mosaics (2009)
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Bunting, M. J., & Middleton, R. (2009). Equifinality and uncertainty in the interpretation of pollen data: the Multiple Scenario Approach to reconstruction of past vegetation mosaics. Holocene, 19(5), 799-803. doi:10.1177/0959683609105304

The long-term goal of pollen analysis has always been the reconstruction of past vegetation mosaics. However, the pollen signal is spatially integrated, and ecologically distinct vegetation structures can produce identical pollen signals. This paper... Read More