[{"title":"Definition of climate indicator plant species and their common minimum July temperature limits","summary":"This dataset provides a list of 62 different climate indicator plant species together with their minimum July temperature requirements. \r\n\r\nFor each plant taxa, the mean minimum July temperature (\u00b0C) is derived from their common northern distribution limit in Finland. The species selection is restricted to those which can be clearly identified in the form of plant micro- or macrofossil remains in sedimental records and which reach their modern common northern distribution limits in Finland.\r\n\r\nThe dataset can be used to reconstruct minimum mean July temperatures in the past by linking the identified micro- or macrofossil from the sediment to their known modern thermal requirements defined in this dataset. The taxa contained in this dataset cover a temperature range from ~11 \u00b0C to ~17 \u00b0C (sub-arctic to hemiboreal).","citations":"Schenk, F., Bennike, O., V\u00e4liranta, M., Avery, R., Bj\u00f6rck, S., Wohlfarth, B. (2020). Floral evidence for high summer temperatures in southern Scandinavia during 15\u200a\u2013\u200a11 cal ka BP. Quat. Sci. Rev. 233, 106243, doi:10.1016\/j.quascirev.2020.106243\r\n\r\nSchenk, F., V\u00e4liranta, M., Muschitiello, F., Tarasov, L., Heikkil\u00e4, M., Bj\u00f6rck, S., Brandefelt, J., Johannson A., N\u00e4slund, J. O., Wohlfarth, B. (2018). Warm summers during the Younger Dryas cold reversal. Nat. Commun. 9, 1634, doi:10.1038\/s41467-018-04071-5\r\n\r\nV\u00e4liranta, M., Salonen, J., Heikkil\u00e4, M., Amon, L.K., Helmens, K., Klimaschewski, A., Kuhry, P., Kultti, S., Poska, A., Shala, S., Veski, S., Birks, H.H. (2015). Plant macrofossil evidence for an early onset of the Holocene summer thermal maximum in northernmost Europe. Nat. Commun. 6, 6809, doi:10.1038\/ncomms7809","comments":"Please see references for more information on the indicator method (V\u00e4liranta et al. 2015, Schenk et al. 2018) and the details of the latest selection criteria applied to create this dataset (Schenk et al. 2020).","category":"Terrestrial","subcategory":"Temperature","keywords":"Plant macrofossils; Climate indicator; Climate indicator plant species; Aquatic biota; Terrestial biota; Summer temperature; Temperature proxy; Climate reconstruction; Fennoscandia","scientist":"Frederik Schenk, Minna V\u00e4liranta","firstname":"Frederik","lastname":"Schenk","address":"Department of Geological Sciences; Stockholm University","postalcode":"SE-106 91","city":"Stockholm","province":"","country":"Sweden","parameters":"Earth science > Climate indicators > Paleoclimate indicators > Biological records > Macrofossils","location":"Continent > Europe > Northern Europe > Scandinavia > Finland","progress":"Completed","language":"English","project":"Climate instabilities during the last interstadial period, funded by the Swedish Research Council (VR 2015-04418) and Arctic Avenue spearhead project, a collaboration between Stockholm University, Sweden, and the University of Helsinki, Finland.","publisher":"Bolin Centre Database","version":"1.0","constrains":"None, but please cite Schenk et al. (2020)","access":"Free"}]