Pollen Analysis Short Course – June 1st – 7th, 2014

The Climate Change Institute at the University of Maine and PalEON are offering a short course on the science and theory of pollen analysis, including:

  • Modern pollen sample collection & preparation
  • Sediment coring for paleo-vegetation reconstruction
  • Chemical processing, slide preparation & microscopy
  • Pollen morphology & identification
  • Data analysis with R, Tilia, & the Neotoma database
  • Evening mini-courses on R programming, social media, open science, and related topics.

The $750 course fee includes materials but does not include food or lodging. Rooms at the University Inn are available at a special rate: $79 for a single room, or $89 for a double.

Space is limited! If you are interested, please send a letter of intent via email to jacquelyn.gill@maine.edu by April 15th. Include your CV and a paragraph stating of how this course will help you to achieve your research and career goals.  To request financial support please include a statement of need.

Course Poster: Pollen_Course.pdf


Course Organizers:

Jacquelyn Gill, Assistant Professor, University of Maine

Andrea Nurse, Paleoecology Research Associate, University of Maine

Simon Goring, Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Wisconsin