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PalDat - Palynological Database

an online publication on recent pollen

How to use PalDat

How to search data?

Explore pollen data by using the alphabetical or combined search. Results from “combined search” can be sorted alphabetically, according to family or species names. Selected results may be compared. All search results may be downloaded as pdf-files. Please note that all preview images can also be displayed in high resolution.

How to publish data?

  1. Register first (free of charge). Registration requires agreement with the “Terms of Condition” and the “Instructions for Authors”. Login and Registration also requires that your system accepts “cookies”.
  2. Go to “Submit Data” and read “Instructions for Authors”
  3. Follow the link “New Submission”. For help, follow the link “guide/help” provided on each page.
  4. Submitted data will be reviewed by Palynologists.
  5. After a positive review process and an editorial check, the submission will be published online.
  6. All your submissions or publications will be listed in “My Submissions” or “My Publications”

Notice: Initially, new authors can submit 2 datasets only. After 2 accepted submissions (online publications) your account will be activated for unlimited publications. Submissions that are rejected can be submitted again after major revision, only.

We would appreciate your contribution to PalDat.

How to describe a pollen grain?

For pollen description use our short illustrated glossary on pollen terms (pdf download from the “Terminology”-site), or use our book “Pollen Terminology. An illustrated handbook”, 2009, Springer Verlag Wien.

How to use pictures?

  • If you are a researcher, use pictures for pollen identification and comparative studies.
  • If you are lecturer, spice up your talks.
  • If you are a student, learn more about palynology.
  • If you are an artist, be inspired by our pictures.
  • If you are suffering from hay fever, visualize your beautiful “enemies”.
  • If you are a company, buy pictures and support our database.

In any case, please acknowledge and promote PalDat!
For more details see “Copyright and Citation” and “Get Pictures