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Novel methods of estimating relative pollen productivity; a key parameter for reconstruction of past land cover from pollen records (2019)
Journal Article
Fang, Y., Ma, C., & Bunting, M. J. (in press). Novel methods of estimating relative pollen productivity; a key parameter for reconstruction of past land cover from pollen records. Progress in physical geography, 030913331986180. https://doi.org/10.1177/0309133319861808

Reconstructing land cover from pollen data using mathematical models of the relationship between them has the potential to translate the many thousand pollen records produced over the last 100 years (over 2300 radiocarbon-dated pollen records exist... 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. https://doi.org/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

Modern pollen studies from coppiced woodlands and their implications for the detection of woodland management in Holocene pollen records (2012)
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Waller, M., Grant, M. J., & Bunting, M. J. (2012). Modern pollen studies from coppiced woodlands and their implications for the detection of woodland management in Holocene pollen records. Review of palaeobotany and palynology, 187, (11-28). doi:10.1016/j.revpalbo.2012.08.008. ISSN 0034-6667

Investigations of pollen production, modern pollen-vegetation relationships and pollen‐stratigraphic changes have been undertaken from three woodlands under coppice management to establish the impact that woodland management techniques (the periodic... 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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jas.2012.05.042

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

Effect of vegetation data collection strategies on estimates of relevant source area of pollen (RSAP) and relative pollen productivity estimates (relative PPE) for non-arboreal taxa (2010)
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Bunting, M. J., & Hjelle, K. L. (2010). Effect of vegetation data collection strategies on estimates of relevant source area of pollen (RSAP) and relative pollen productivity estimates (relative PPE) for non-arboreal taxa. Vegetation History and Archaeobotany, 19(4), (365-374). doi:10.1007/s00334-010-0246-2. ISSN 0939-6314

Thirteen surface moss samples were collected for pollen analysis from an area of heathland in western Norway. Vegetation composition at different distances around the sampling locations was measured using three different survey methods; rooted freque... Read More

Relevant Source Area of Pollen in patchy cultural landscapes and signals of anthropogenic landscape disturbance in the pollen record: a simulation approach (2008)
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Hellman, S., Bunting, M. J., & Gaillard, M. J. (2009). Relevant Source Area of Pollen in patchy cultural landscapes and signals of anthropogenic landscape disturbance in the pollen record: a simulation approach. Review of palaeobotany and palynology, 153(3-4), (245-258). doi:10.1016/j.revpalbo.2008.08.006. ISSN 0034-6667

Using the HUMPOL simulation computer model we explored the effects of various factors characteristic of mosaic cultural landscapes on the Relevant Source Area of Pollen (RSAP sensu Sugita) of small lakes (50 m radius), and the representation of NAP a... Read More