African Pollen DatabaseEntry ID: NOAA_NCDC_PALEO_APD
Abstract: The African Pollen Database is a network of all scientists involved in African
palynology, with the objective to provide a tool, independent of particular
research programmes, for the study of biodiversity and global change. The APD
came into existence in 1996 following a series of organizational workshops and
meetings that first began in 1994.
The APD home page is maintained at Médias-France
... (http://medias.obs-mip.fr/apd/). This website includes a site inventory,
meeting reports, and newsletters, in addition to descriptions of the history of
the APD and its administrative structure.
Data for individual sites are available as zipped Tilia files. (Last updated 10
April 2000.) The APD Base Tables (last updated 10 April 2000) are available in
Paradox 4.5 format. The size of this self-extracting executable file is
approximately 650 Kbytes.
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Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Lezine, A-M.
Dataset Title: African Pollen Database
Dataset Release Date: 1996
Dataset Release Place: France
Dataset Publisher: Medias-FranceOnline Resource: http://medias.obs-mip.fr/apd/accueil.htm
Start Date: 1996-01-01Stop Date: 2000-04-10
Paleo Temporal Coverage
Paleo Start Date: 1.6 Ma
Paleo Stop Date: 0 Ma
ISO Topic Category
Data Set Progress
Distribution Media: online ftp
Distribution Size: 650 kb
Distribution Format: Paradox
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Email: Anne-marie.Lezine at cea.fr
for detailed lists of African pollen references.
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2006-04-26
Last DIF Revision Date: 2006-04-26