The research is focused on development of a novel methodology for quantitative and qualitative pollen identification that uses vibrational spectroscopies and chemometrics. Practical spectroscopy-based identification methodology for pollen would be of great importance due to its feasible application in environmental studies, such as forest management, monitoring of aeroallergens and invasive species, and phenology.
The project is funded by the Unity through knowledge fund Gaining Experience Grant (2A)
Project leader: Dr. Boris Zimmermann
Home institution: Ruđer Bošković Institute, Bijenička cesta 54, Zagreb, Croatia http://www.irb.hr
Host institutions: Norwegian University of Life Science, PO Box 5003, 1432 Ås, Norway http://www.umb.no
Nofima-AS, PO Box 5003, 1432 Ås, Norway http://www.nofima.no/en
Host mentor: Associate Professor, Dr. Achim Kohler
Host collaborator: Professor, Dr. Harald Martens
Project start/end date: 29.05.2011. - 30.11.2011.