How to Cite

The Global Pollen Project was designed to encourage good tracability of data sources and contributors.

To cite the Global Pollen Project itself (the database)

The Global Pollen Project is described in the following paper, which can be cited directly:

Martin, A. C. and Harvey, W. J. (2017), The Global Pollen Project: a new tool for pollen identification and the dissemination of physical reference collections. Methods Ecol Evol, 8: 892–897. doi:10.1111/2041-210X.12752.

To cite an individual reference collection or item

Example citations are provided on individual reference collection and slide pages in APA format. An example is shown below:

Willis, Kathy J (2017). Picea abies (26.4.1 - 1). Digitised palynological slide. In: European Reference Collection (Version 1). Retrieved from on 10/22/2017.

Using Images and Metadata in Your Own Work

The data available in the Global Pollen Project has been kindly contributed by individuals and organisations around the world. The image library and metadata is available under a Creative Commons License (see terms). When using this data in your work, please attribute both the contributors of the information you use and the Global Pollen Project itself. Please acknowledge any digitised reference collections that you use heavily.

The Global Pollen Project Reference Collection by Contributors to The Global Pollen Project is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License Creative Commons License