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The macroecology of airborne pollen in Australian and New Zealand urban areas


Haberle, SG and Bowman, DMJS and Newnham, RM and Johnston, FH and Beggs, PJ and Buters, J and Campbell, B and Erbas, B and Godwin, I and Green, BJ and Huete, A and Jaggard, AK and Medek, D and Murray, F and Newbigin, E and Thibaudon, M and Vicendese, D and Williamson, GJ and Davies, JM, The macroecology of airborne pollen in Australian and New Zealand urban areas, PLoS One, 9, (5) Article e97925. ISSN 1932-6203 (2014) [Refereed Article]


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DOI: doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0097925


The composition and relative abundance of airborne pollen in urban areas of Australia and New Zealand are strongly influenced by geographical location, climate and land use. There is mounting evidence that the diversity and quality of airborne pollen is substantially modified by climate change and land-use yet there are insufficient data to project the future nature of these changes. Our study highlights the need for long-term aerobiological monitoring in Australian and New Zealand urban areas in a systematic, standardised, and sustained way, and provides a framework for targeting the most clinically significant taxa in terms of abundance, allergenic effects and public health burden.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Environmental Sciences
Research Group:Pollution and contamination
Research Field:Pollution and contamination not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Public health (excl. specific population health)
Objective Field:Public health (excl. specific population health) not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Bowman, DMJS (Professor David Bowman)
UTAS Author:Johnston, FH (Professor Fay Johnston)
UTAS Author:Williamson, GJ (Dr Grant Williamson)
ID Code:91937
Year Published:2014
Web of Science® Times Cited:47
Deposited By:Menzies Institute for Medical Research
Deposited On:2014-06-03
Last Modified:2017-10-31
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