Furneaux Group Myrtaceae Pollen Image Collection and Measurement Data

TitleFurneaux Group Myrtaceae Pollen Image Collection and Measurement Data
Brief TitleFurneaux Group Myrtaceae Pollen Collection
Collection TypeDataset
Access PrivilegesSchool of Culture, History and Language
DOI - Digital Object Identifier10.25911/5e82cc833d278
Metadata LanguageEnglish
Data LanguageEnglish
Significance StatementA comprehensive image collection and measurement dataset of Myrtaceae reference pollen for the Furneaux Group, Tasmania to aid in the identification of Myrtaceae pollen types in fossil pollen records.
Brief DescriptionA collection of over 3000 images of Myrtaceae reference pollen grains for the Furneaux Group, Tasmania along with a corresponding measurement dataset for 1450 reference pollen grains.
Full DescriptionWe examined the pollen morphology of 23 Myrtaceae taxa from the Furneaux Island Group, Tasmania. Three-four herbarium flower specimens were collected of each species from the Australian National Herbarium and processed using standard techniques (Faegri and Iversen, 1975). At least 20 pollen grains from each sample were photographed and measured as soon as possible after chemical treatment.

Faegri, K., Iversen, J., 1975. Textbook of Pollen Analysis. Hafner Press, New York. 295p.

This research was made possible through an Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Australian Biodiversity and Heritage support grant (CE170100015)
Contact Emailfelicitas.hopf@anu.edu.au
Contact AddressArchaeology and Natural History
School of Culture History and Language
ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
The Australian National University
Canberra ACT 2601 Australia

Contact Phone Number0418478487
Principal InvestigatorFelicitas Hopf
CollaboratorsJo Palmer (Australian National Herbarium)
Fields of Research060206 - Palaeoecology
060208 - Terrestrial Ecology
040606 - Quaternary Environments
Socio-Economic Objective960899 - Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity of Environments not elsewhere classified
Pollen morphology
Pollen analysis
Furneaux Group
Reference collection
Type of Research ActivityPure basic research
Date of data creation2019
Year of data publication2020
Creator(s) for Citation
Given NameSurname
Publisher for CitationThe Australian National University Data Commons

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Publication Title
Region-specific Myrtaceae pollen study is effective in separating fossil Myrtaceae pollen into species or types.
Publication Reference
Adeleye, M. A., Hopf, F. V. L. and Haberle, S. G. (in prep). Region-specific Myrtaceae pollen study is effective in separating fossil Myrtaceae pollen into species or types.

Access RightsOpen Access allowed
Access Rights TypeOpen
Rights held in and over the dataCC-BY-NC-SA - Attribution-NonCommercial-SharedAlike (Version 4.0)
Licence TypeCC-BY-NC-SA - Attribution-NonCommercial-SharedAlike (Version 4.0)
Data LocationPollen samples are held and curated in the Australasian Pollen and Spore Atlas collection, Archaeology and Natural History, School of Culture, History and Language, The Australian National University.
Retention PeriodIndefinitely
Extent or Quantity2
Data Size4,876,346 MB
Data Management PlanNo
Status: Published
Published To:
- Australian National University
- Australian National Data Service
Identifier: anudc:6059
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