Supplement to the EPMP Guidelines
Hicks, S., Tinsley, H., Pardoe, H., and Cundill, P.
Table of Contents:
- Problems in the Field
- How to prevent animals and insects from falling into the traps.
- What to do with traps which are full and apparently overflowing by the end of the field season.
- Disturbance of traps.
- Location of pollen traps in relation to the surrounding vegetation.
- Vegetation mapping.
- Collection of moss polsters as additional surface samples to complement the trap results and allow comparisons with other projects.
- In the Laboratory
- The use of Lycopodium spores as a spike.
- The number of Lycopodium tablets added to each trap sample.
- Removal of water from the trap sample.
- Removal of clay.
- Laboratory preparation of the moss samples.
- At the Microscope
- The pollen sum.
- Counting spherical carbonaceous particles (SCP) and non-pollen micro-fossils.
- Calculating and Presenting Results
- The EPMP Database
- Appendix I. Participants at the 2nd EPMP meeting 7 - 11.5.98
- Appendix II. Useful addresses.