Grana short papers

The Editors of Grana have agreed to consider for publication short papers in a standard and simple format describing new sites submitted to the EPD. Information about the submission process and paper guidelines can be found at

Grana has now begun to publish short papers describing new contributions to the EPD. Keep them coming and visit the journal to look at the diagrams.

Here is the Editorial from Issue 3 in 2007:

The European Pollen Database (EPD) was founded in 1992 as a pioneering approach to secure Quaternary pollen data for posterity and enable research using inter-site comparisons and regional–continental syntheses. After a promising start, EPD activity has slowed down in recent years and is in need of revitalisation. A new database engineer has now been appointed and several new initiatives were planned at a recent open meeting attended by 78, mostly younger, European palynologists. One popular proposal was to create an opportunity for new pollen datasets contributed to the EPD to be published as short, standardised communications in Grana, following refereed approval. The editorial board has agreed to this experiment and in this issue we publish the first paper of this type under the heading ‘Contributions to the European Pollen Database’. These short papers will adopt a common format, including site details, sediment description, dating control and brief interpretation, followed by a single page summary pollen diagram. The first paper to be accepted is from the Czech Republic. Data are the lifeblood of palynology and the basis for many recent advances in quantitative Holocene vegetation reconstruction and studies of the impacts of climate change on land surfaces in the past. It is hoped that this initiative will attract new interest both in Grana and in the rejuvenated EPD. Please visit the EPD web site for details about how to contribute or download data and participate in some of the latest developments in Quaternary palynology.

Richard H. W. Bradshaw

Current contributions are:

Jankovska V, Kunes P & van der Knaap WO (2007) 1. Fláje-Kiefern (Krusné Hory Mountains): Late Glacial and Holocene vegetation development. Grana, 46, 214-216. doi:10.1080/00173130701526341

Stefanova I, van Leeuwen JFN & van der Knaap WO (2008) 2. Loch Laxford (north-west Scotland, UK). Grana, 47, 78-79. doi:10.1080/00173130801987740

van Leeuwen JFN & van der Knaap WO (2008) 3. Fleck's Loch Bog (Foula, Shetland, Scotland, UK). Grana, 47, 171-173. doi:10.1080/00173130802113809

Gerasimidis A, Athanasiadis N & Panajiotidis S (2008) 4. Mount Paiko (northern Greece). Grana, 47, 316-318. doi:10.1080/00173130802457248

Pokorny P & Kunes P (2009) 5. Kozli (S. Bohemia, Czech Republic). Grana, 48, 77-78. doi:10.1080/00173130902759816

Lazarova M, Tonkov S, Snowball I & Marinova E (2009) 6. Peat-bog Begbunar (Osogovo Mountains, south-west Bulgaria): Four millennia of vegetation history. Grana, 48, 147-149. doi:10.1080/00173130902965157

Tonkov S, Bozilova E & Jungner H (2009) 7. Mire Straldza (Southeastern Bulgaria): Late Holocene vegetation history. Grana, 48, 235-237. doi:10.1080/00173130902965843

Gerasimidis A, Athanasiadis N & Panajiotidis S (2009) 8. Mount Voras (north-western Greece). Grana, 48, 316-318.

Gerasimidis A & Panajiotidis S (2010) 9. Flambouro, Pieria Mountains (northern Greece). Grana, 49, 76-78.

Pokorny P & van der Knaap WO (2010) 10. Na Bahne (Czech Republic): Vegetation development over the last 2.5 millennia in the Eastern Bohemian lowland. Grana, 49, 79-81.

Kouli K & Dermitzakis MD (2010) 11. Lake Orestiàs (Kastoria, northern Greece). Grana, 49: 154-156.

Lazarova M, Tonkov S, Marinova E, Ivanov D & Bozilova E (2011) 12. Western Rhodopes Mountains (Bulgaria): peat bog Beliya Kanton. Grana, 50, 162-164.

Dorado-Valiño M, López-Sáez JA & García-Gómez E (2014) 21. Patateros, Toledo Mountains (central Spain). Grana, 53, 171-173.

Filipova-Marinova M, Pavlov D, Coolen M, Giosan L & Vergiev S (2014) 22. Vegetation development in the central part of the Bulgarian Black Sea coast during the last 13 000 years. Grana

Pérez Díaz S, López Sáez JA (2014) 23. Prados de Randulanda peat bog (Basque Country, Northern Iberian Peninsula, Spain). Grana 53, 252–254.

Filipova-Marinova M, Pavlov D, Vergiev S, Slavchev V, Giosan L (2014) 24. Varna Lake (north-eastern Bulgaria): vegetation history and human impact during the last 8000 years. Grana, 53, 309-311.

Tonkov S, Possnert G (2014) 25. Mire Gyola, Belasitsa Mountain (south-western Bulgaria). Grana, 53, 312-314.

Dorado-Valiño M, López-Sáez JA, García-Gómez E (2014) 26. Valdeyernos, Toledo Mountains (central Spain). Grana, 53, 315-317.

Pérez Díaz S, López Sáez JA (2014) 27. Fuente del Vaquero peat bog (Basque Country, Northern Iberian Peninsula, Spain). Grana,

Miras, Y., A. Ejarque, S. Riera Mora, H. A. Orengo, and J. M. Palet Martinez (2015) 28. Andorran high Pyrenees (Perafita Valley, Andorra): Serra Mijtana fen. Grana,