[{"title":"Compilation of local vegetation and July temperature reconstructions for southern Scandinavia 15,000 to 11,000 years ago","summary":"The dataset provides a compilation of published and unpublished plant micro- and macrofossils from 15 sites across Denmark and southern Sweden.\r\n\r\nThe sedimental archives cover the period from the pre-B\u00f8lling to the Preboreal (~15,000 to ~11,000 years BP) and allow for a detailed reconstruction of local vegetation changes in response to rapid climate shifts during the Lateglacial and the transition into our current warm period ~11,700 BP, the early Holocene. For a small fraction of taxa contained in the dataset (13.7 %), we provide reconstructions of past minimum July temperatures based on the presence of climate indicator plant species in the sediment.\r\n\r\nThese data provide floral evidence for surprisingly high summer temperatures throughout the studied period. In the same time, around 22.1 % of the taxa can be identified as cold-adapted (heliophyte) species, possibly indicating harsh and long winter conditions and only short warm summers before the onset of the early Holocene.","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":"","category":"Terrestrial","subcategory":"Temperature","keywords":"Plant macrofossils; Climate indicator; Climate indicator plant species; Aquatic biota; Terrestial biota; Summer temperature; Temperature proxy; Climate reconstruction; Lateglacial; Holocene; Scandinavia","scientist":"Frederik Schenk, Ole Bennike, Minna V\u00e4liranta, Rachael Avery, Svante Bj\u00f6rck, Barbara Wohlfarth","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","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"}]