The Northwest European Pollen Flora
In the late sixties and beginning of the seventies palaeoecologists had the need of a more detailed analysis of their fossil material. Although some "pollen keys" were available most of them lacked detailness or were restricted to a taxonomical group and/or a geographical area.
In the Laboratory of Palaeobotany and Palynology both pollen analysis and pollen morphology were combined in one intsitute and so the start of a Northwest European Pollen Flora was nothing more than a logical step.
The main goal of the NEPF is to provide detailed keys to the pollen types (and when possible to pollen groups and species), to illustrate them by means of LM and SEM micrographs and to give a comprehensive description of the different pollen types.
At the present 9 volumes are published with a total of 70 plant families.
For the time being volume 9 will be the final volume of the Northwest European Pollen Flora, as the editorial team do not have the essential resources (particularly financial) to employ palynologists, to continue the project.
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