Chin J Plan Ecolo ›› 2002, Vol. 26 ›› Issue (增刊): 73-81.

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YANG Zhen-Jing1,2, XU Jian-Ming2   

  1. 1 Laboratory of Quantitative Vegetation Ecology, Institute of Botany, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100093, China; 2 Institute of Hydrologic and Environmental Geology, the Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences, Zhengding, Hebei 050803, China
  • Online:2002-09-01 Published:2015-03-09


Abstract Great progress on Quaternary palynology has been achieved with the research of global change. The study on relationship between pollen, vegetation and climate has been one of the foci on palynology in the world especially in recent years. Studies on the air pollen have been applied extensively to various aspects including the monitoring of the air environment pollution, studying the allergic properties of pollen, agricultural yield prediction, and the reconstruction of vegetation and environment of Quaternary. In recent years, for developing study of paleo-environment in the world, the Pollen Databases have been set up globally, using surface pollen studies. The “China Quaternary Pollen Database” (CPD) was developed over a 50 year period. Using these pollen data from CPD, biome simulation and reconstruction of modern (0 kaBP), Middle Holocene (6 kaBP) and the last Glacial Maximum (18 kaBP) have been carried out systemically, while pollen-climate transfer function and pollen-climate response surface have also been established. Some headways have been made on the alluvial pollen and the Palynology of environmental archaeological sites, which have yet to be studied in depth. The study on pollen rain of characteristic indicator species has important significance for reconstructing paleo-ecological environment.