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Aerobiology in the International Journal of Biometeorology, 1957--2017

Beggs, P.J., Šikoparija, B. and Smith, Matt ORCID: (2017) Aerobiology in the International Journal of Biometeorology, 1957--2017. International Journal of Biometeorology, 61 (1). pp. 51-58. ISSN 0020-7128 Online: 1432-1254

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Aerobiology and biometeorology are related fields. Here we provide a broad review of aerobiology articles published in the International Journal of Biometeorology (IJB) over the past 60 years. We consider how the quantity of such work has varied over this period as well as which regions and countries have been the focus of such work, and where there is a relative paucity. We then focus on a number of highlights and themes in this research, including aerobiology and climate change and aerobiological modelling and forecasting. While much of the article focusses on airborne pollen research, we also discuss the extent to which other airborne organic particles such as fungal spores and bacteria have been the focus of research published in IJB. Also considered are knowledge gaps and research needs and priorities with respect to the field of aerobiology. While the IJB has been one of the main platforms for presenting aerobiological research over recent decades, the article highlights the need for the field of aerobiology to embrace new sampling technologies such as spectral analysis and next-generation sequencing to identify and quantify airborne biological particles.

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Uncontrolled Discrete Keywords: climate change, forecast, fungal spore, model, phenology, pollen
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
Divisions: College of Health, Life and Environmental Sciences > School of Science and the Environment
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Depositing User: Matthew Smith
Date Deposited: 20 Jul 2017 10:33
Last Modified: 08 Sep 2020 04:00

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