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Pollination

Since 2017 we have been carrying out aerobiological pollen measurements on the KU's canteen roof using a volumetric pollen trap. We aim to characterize the pollen spectrum for the Eichstätt region for the first time. This pollen trap complements our another gravimetric pollen trap installed at the KU weather station. In addition, pollen count data are collected in Ingolstadt, Kösching and in the floodplain forest near Neuburg an der Donau as part of other projects

A regional pollen flight calendar offers the possibility to collect information on pollen flight of important allergenic plant species. Usually, averaged values of several years are displayed. Due to the shortness of our data series, we expect to produce more precise statements in the next years. Our pollen flight calendar currently covers the previous years of 2018 and 2019, and it is clear that the season for allergy sufferers was with nine month quite long. The longest flowering period could be observed in pine and alder. However, due to long-distance pollen transport, pollen from distant areas can still be introduced long after the local flowering period.

Pollenflugkalender 2018/2019
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