Sample submission

Sample submission

Charcoal

Sample submission - after dati‌ng support has been approved

A signed sample description form must accompany submitted samples. We also request that the completed form be submitted to us by email. To download, right-click on the appropriate link below and select "Save Target As..."

Click to download the Sample Description Form

This form can be completed in Excel. Guidance notes for completing the form are included within the file.‌

When completing the form please do not copy and paste into any of the fields from programs other than Microsoft Excel (otherwise this may cause importing issues with our database).

N.B. Please email if you have any problems downloading the forms.

Sample types

Sample types

Sample type comp
  • Plant macrofossils
  • Charcoal, wood, twigs and seeds
  • Shell, coral and foraminifera
  • Peat, soil (for dating and carbon turnover studies)
  • Carbon dioxide (e.g. soil respiration, evasion from water surfaces, atmospheric CO2)
  • Lake sediments (gyttja), marine sediments and organic sands
  • Pollen concentrates
  • Dissolved organic carbon (DOC)
  • Particulate organic carbon (POC)
  • Bone and animal remains (including soil mesofauna; e.g. enchytraeid and earthworms)
  • Methane
  • Speleothems
  • Tufa
  • Hydrocarbon fraction