Because of the complications caused by the COVID-19 virus, the workshop will be postponed. New dates are not yet fixed.
March 31. – April 3. 2020 in Greifswald/Germany
Idea and content
Quantitative methods are of increasing importance in palynology. In the
workshop we introduce the principle of some main methods and explain their
application in the R environment for statistical computing, using tools from
the disqover package. We practice application using real data. The work-
shop gives room to discuss current problems and future developments
Day 1: Regional scale vegetation reconstruction with REVEALS, ROPES and EDA
Day 2: Local scale vegetation reconstruction with Marco Polo and the LRA
Day 3: Calibrating PPEs with both surface and core data
Day 4: Practicing + Discussion of future plans
The R-package DISQOVER is a collection of quantitative methods in palynology. We started its development for three main reasons:
- to provide implementations that are easy to use and that can be automatised to handle large data sets
- to provide full flexibility in the underlying parameters, including pollen dispersal
- to stimulate critical discussion on the methods and parameters as a basis of future development.
During the course we introduce the principles of each approach, introduce and train application in R and discuss strength and weaknesses of the approaches.
The number of participants is limited to 15.
Fees: There is no workshop fee, we just ask for ~20 € for snacks and coffee.
Organizers: Almut Mrotzek, John Couwenberg, Martin Theuerkauf