The AusPollen Aerobiology Collaboration Network Species Classification is a standardised terms list of all pollen grains and fungal spores that are counted in Australia by pollen and spore monitoring sites affiliated with the AusPollen Aerobiology Collaboration Network. This list assigns a unique code based on the family taxonomic level of classification, as it is the lowest level that can be confidently identified by light microscopy. The diversity of pollen displayed in this classification was sourced from the Australian Centre for Ecological Analysis (ACEAS ), Synthesis Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network (TERN) meta data repositories, as well as from the site co-ordinators from the AusPollen Aerobiology Collaboration Network. The diversity of the fungal spore families are inclusive of mould types counted in the 2014 paper 'Outdoor fungi and child asthma health service attendances'1.
The unique family codes assigned, have been applied to display the different pollen and fungal families that are counted by each AusPollen Aerobiology Collaboration Network monitoring sites, which can be found on the National Environmental Monitoring Site Register (NEMSR).
1. Tham R, Dharmage SC, Taylor PE, et al. Outdoor fungi and child asthma health service attendances. Pediatric Allergy and Immunology 2014;25:439-49.
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