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BIOME 6000: Reconstructed Biomes from Palaeoecological Data
Entry ID: NOAA_NCDC_PALEO_2001-046


Summary
Abstract: The Global Palaeovegetation Mapping (BIOME 6000) Project is a community-wide
collaboration inaugurated in 1994 under the joint auspices of four of the
elements of the International Geosphere-Biosphere Program. The aims of BIOME
6000 are to: - create fully-documented pollen and plant macrofossil data sets
for 6000 and 18,000 years before present (yr B.P.) - construct global maps of
biomes for these time periods, using a standard objective biomisation technique
based on plant functional types (PFTs).

This is the first release of the Biome6000 data. The data are organised
according to publications. This first release only contains the most basic
metadata (region, site name or code, latitude, longitude, and elevation) and
the biome assignments for each of the sites, if available. A more detailed
data report will be made available as soon as the regional data have come in.

An updated Version 4.2 of BIOME 6000 is available from the University of
Bristol: http://www.bridge.bris.ac.uk/resources/Databases/BIOMES_data

Related URL
Link: View Related Information
Description: Access to BIOME 6000 data, maps and additional information


Link: View Related Information
Description: BIOME 6000 home page for latest version and download


Link: View Related Information
Description: Documentation for the BIOME 6000 data set

Geographic Coverage
 N: 90.0 S: -90.0  E: 180.0  W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Creator: Boenisch, G., Harrison, S.P., Prentice, I.C., and Biome 6000 members
Dataset Title: BIOME 6000 Data Release 1
Dataset Series Name: IGBP PAGES/WDCA Data Contribution Series #: 2001-046
Dataset Release Date: May 2001
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, CO
Dataset Publisher: IGBP PAGES/World Data Center for Paleoclimatology
Version: Release 1
Issue Identification: 2001-046
Online Resource: http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/paleo/biome6000.html


Paleo_Temporal_Coverage
Paleo Start Date: 6000 ybp
Paleo Stop Date: 0 ybp
Chrono Unit:


Location Keywords
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL LAND


Science Keywords
LAND SURFACE >LAND USE/LAND COVER >LAND USE/LAND COVER CLASSIFICATION    [Definition]
PALEOCLIMATE >LAND RECORDS >MACROFOSSILS    [Definition]
PALEOCLIMATE >LAND RECORDS >PALEOVEGETATION    [Definition]
PALEOCLIMATE >LAND RECORDS >POLLEN    [Definition]
PALEOCLIMATE >OCEAN/LAKE RECORDS >MACROFOSSILS    [Definition]
PALEOCLIMATE >PALEOCLIMATE RECONSTRUCTIONS >VEGETATION RECONSTRUCTION    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOSYSTEMS >AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS >WETLANDS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOSYSTEMS >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >ALPINE/TUNDRA    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOSYSTEMS >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >DESERTS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOSYSTEMS >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >FORESTS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOSYSTEMS >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >GRASSLANDS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOSYSTEMS >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >SAVANNAS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOSYSTEMS >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >SHRUBLAND/SCRUB    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOSYSTEMS >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >WETLANDS    [Definition]


Project
PAGES >Past Global Changes, IGBP    [Information]
BIOME 6000 >Global Paleovegetation Mapping Project    [Information]


Keywords
biomes
paleovegetation
IGBP
BIOME 6000
TEMS
GTOS
G3OS


Data Set Progress
IN WORK


Originating Center
NOAA/NCDC


Data Center
World Data Center for Paleoclimatology, Boulder    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/paleo/

Data Center Personnel
Name: WDC/PALEOCLIMATOLOGY, BOULDER
Phone: +1 (303) 497-6160
Fax: +1 (303) 497-6513
Email: paleo at noaa.gov
Contact Address:
World Data Center for Paleoclimatology
NOAA/NCDC Code E/GCx3
325 Broadway
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80303
Country: USA



Distribution
Distribution_Media: online www, ftp
Distribution_Format: ascii, excel
Fees: none


Personnel
GERHARD BOENISCH
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 49 3641 576277
Email: boenischbgc-jena.mpg.de
Contact Address:
Max-Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry
P.O. Box 100164
Hans-Knoll-Str. 10
City: Jena
Postal Code: 07745
Country: GERMANY


SANDY P. HARRISON
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: +44 (0)117 33 17223
Fax: +44 (0)117 928 7878
Email: sandy.harrison at bristol.ac.uk
Contact Address:
BRIDGE
School of Geographical Sciences
University of Bristol
University Road
City: Bristol
Postal Code: BS8 1SS
Country: United Kingdom


I. COLIN PRENTICE
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: +49 3641 576200
Email: Colin.Prentice at bristol.ac.uk
Contact Address:
Max-Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry
P.O. Box 100164
Hans-Knoll-Str. 10
City: Jena
Postal Code: 07745
Country: GERMANY


Publications/References
Prentice, C.I., Guiot, J., Huntley, B., Jolly D. and Cheddadi, R., 1996,
Reconstructing biomes from palaeoecological data: a general method and its
application to European pollen data at 0 and 6 ka. Climate Dynamics
12:185-194.

Africa 1998:
D. Jolly, S. P. Harrison, B. Damnati and R. Bonnefille, 1998, SILMULATED
CLIMATE AND BIOMES OF AFRICA DURING THE LATE QUATERNARY: COMPARISON WITH
POLLEN AND LAKE STATUS DATA, Quaternary Science Reviews, Vol.: 17, 629-657.

Africa and Arabia FSI 1998:
Jolly, D., Prentice, C.I., Bonnefille, R., Ballouche, A., Bengo, M., Brenac,
P., Buchet, G., Burney, D., Cazet, J-P., Cheddadi, R., Edorh, T., Elenga, H.,
Elmoutaki, S., Guiot, J., Laarif, F., Lamb, H., Lezine, A-M., Maley, J.,
Mbenza, M., Peryon, O., Reille, M., Reynaud-Farrera, I., Riollet, G., Ritchie,
J.C., Roche, E., Scott, L., Ssemmanda, I., Straka, H., Umer, M., Van Campo,
E., Vilimumbalo, S., Vincens, A. and Waller, M., 1998, Biome reconstruction
from pollen and plant macrofossil data for Africa and the Arabian peninsula at
0 and 6000 years. Journal of Biogeography

Former Soviet Union and Mongolia FSI 1998:
Tarasov, P.E., Webb III, T., Andreev, A.A., Afanas'eva, N.B., Berezina, N.A.,
Bezusko, L.G., Blyakharchuk, T.A., Bolikhovskaya, N.S., Cheddadi, R.,
Chernavskaya, M.M., Chernova, G.M., Dorofeyuk, N.I., Dirksen, V.G., Elina,
G.A., Filimonova, L.V., Glebov, F.Z., Guiot, J., Gunova, V.S., Harrison, S.P.,
Jolly, D., Khomutova, V.I., Kvavadze, E.V., Osipova, I.M., Panova, N.K.,
Prentice, I.C., Saarse, L., Sevastyanov, Volkova, V.S., Zernitskaya, V.P.,
1998, Present-day and mid-Holocene biomes reconstructed from pollen and plant
macrofossil data from the former Soviet Union and Mongolia. Journal of
Biogeography 25, 1029-1053. 25, 1007-1027.

China FSI 1998:
Yu, G., Prentice, I.C., Harrison, S.P., Sun, X., 1998, Pollen-based biome
reconstruction for China at 0 and 6000 years. Journal of Biogeography, 25,
1055-1069.

Berengia SSI 2000:
Edwards, M.E., Anderson, P.M., Brubaker, L.B., Ager, T.A., Andreev, A.A.,
Bigelow, N.H., Cwynar, L.C., Eisner, W.R., Harrison, S.P., Hu, F-S., Jolly,
D., Lozhkin, A.V., MacDonald, G.M., Mock, C.J., Ritchie, J.C., Sher, A.V.,
Spear, R.W., Williams, J.W. and Yu, G., (2000) Pollen-based biomes for
Beringia 18,000, 6,000 and 0 14C yr B.P. Journal of Biogeography 27: 521-554.

Western USA SSI 2000:
Thompson, R.S. and Anderson, K.H., 2000. Biomes of Western North America at
18,000, 6,000 and 0 14C yr B.P. reconstructed from pollen and packrat midden
data. Journal of Biogeography 27: 555-584.

Canada and Eastern USA SSI 2000:
Williams, J.W., Webb III, T., Richard, P.J.H. and Newby, P., 2000, Late
quaternary biomes of Canada and the eastern United States. Journal of
Biogeography 27: 585-607.

Africa and Southern Europe SSI 2000: Elenga, H., Peryon, O., Bonnefille, R.,
Prentice, I.C., Jolly, D., Cheddadi, R., Guiot, J., Andrieu, V., Bottema, S.,
Buchet, G.-L., de Beaulieu, J.L., Hamilton, A.C., Maley, J., Marchant, R.,
Perez-Obiol, R., Reille, M., Riollet, G., Scott, L., Straka, H., Taylor, D.,
Van Campo, E., Vincens, A., Laarif, F. and Jonson, H., 2000, Pollen-based
reconstruction for Southern Europe and Africa 18,000 years ago. Journal of
Biogeography 27: 621-634.

Northern Eurasia SSI 2000:
Tarasov, P.E., Volkova, V.S., Webb III, T., Guiot, J., Andreev, A.A., Bezusko,
L.G., Bezusko, T.V., Bykova, G.V., Dorofeyuk, N.I., Kvavadze, E.V., Osipova,
I.M., Panova, N.K. and Sevastyanov, D.V., 2000, Last glacial maximum biomes
reconstructed from pollen and plant macrofossil data from northern Eurasia.
Journal of Biogeography 27: 609-620.

China SSI 2000:
Yu, G., Chen, X., Ni, J., Cheddadi, R., Guiot, J., Han, H., Harrison, S.P.,
Huang, C., Ke, M., Kong, Z., Li, S., Li, W., Liew, P., Liu, G., Liu, J., Liu,
K.-B., Prentice, I.C., Qui, W., Ren, G., Song, C., Sugita, S., Sun X., Tang,
L., Van Campo, E., Xia, Y., Xu, Q., Yan, S., Yang, X., Zhao, J., Zheng, Z.,
2000, Palaeovegetation of China: a pollen data-based synthesis for the
mid-Holocene and last glacial maximum. Journal of Biogeography 27:635-664.

Japan SSI 2000:
Takahara, H., Sugita, S., Harrison, S.P., Miyoshi, N., Morita, Y. and Uchiyama,
T., 2000, Pollen-based reconstruction of Japanese biomes at 0, 6000 and 18,000
14C yr B.P. Journal of Biogeography 27: 665-683.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2004-03-23
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-05-22



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