All data stored in the EPD are publicly available and free to use. Any use of data from the EPD should cite the original publications whenever possible and also acknowledge the EPD database. For instance: “Pollen data were extracted from the European Pollen Database (“.

In no circumstances should authorship be attributed to data contributors, individually or collectively, without their explicit consent. For more details concerning the data-sharing policy please refer to the Data Policy of the EPD.

Get Data

To browse individual sites and their data:

Fossil Pollen Database (FPD) Viewer: With FPD you can find sites and data by country or investigator or site name, or by locating them on a map. After selecting a site you can examine or download the data as well as some summary metadata. The Fossil Pollen Database has an extensive tool for visualising (graphing) taxa from one or more sites.
Neotoma Database: The NeotomaExplorer webpage allows multi-level queries (e.g. search by site name, taxon name, and age ranges). However, the data available in Neotoma are not yet up-to-date (see here).
Pangaea: The EPD is mirrored (backed up) in the Pangaea database. The Pangaea website allows searching datasets, browsing individual sites and downloading data.

To download the entire database:

The most recent version as well as older versions are available here.

Contribute data:

New data are accepted from contributors and added to the database continuously. Users of the database can help improve the database by informing the Database Manager (Michelle Leydet) of any errors they find in the data. For questions or to report errors or contribute corrections, especially with regard to data, please contact the EPD Database Manager.

If you would like to contribute data or have questions or corrections, please contact the EPD Data Manager:

Michelle Leydet (IMBE, Aix-Marseille University)
IMBE, Aix-Marseille University, Bâtiment Villemin
Europole de l’Arbois – BP 80
F13545 Aix-en-Provence cedex 04
(0033) 04 42 908 458
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