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Cenozoic continental climatic evolution of Central Europe.
The data support the concept that changes in atmospheric CO2 concentrations, although linked to climate changes, were not the major driving force of Cenozoic cooling.
The impact of Miocene atmospheric carbon dioxide fluctuations on climate and the evolution of terrestrial ecosystems
The authors' data point to a long-term coupling between atmospheric CO2 and climate, which can be linked to major changes in Miocene terrestrial ecosystems, such as the expansion of grasslands and radiations among terrestrial herbivores such as horses.
Approaches to the identification of angiosperm leaf remains
Considerations are given to the usefulness and shortcomings of leaf form, venation and cuticular analysis as diagnostic tools of plant identification and many techniques for the study of the morphology of modern and fossil leaves are included in this paper.
Archaefructaceae, a New Basal Angiosperm Family
Archaefructaceae is proposed as a new basal angiosperm family of herbaceous aquatic plants and is a sister clade to all angiosperms when their characters are included in a combined three-gene molecular and morphological analysis.
The fossil record
Fossil record is one of the part of book categories, fossil record always becomes the most wanted book.
Warmer paleotemperatures for terrestrial ecosystems
The changes proposed bring terrestrial paleotemperature estimates into agreement with temperatures inferred from other biological and geological proxies and strengthen the use of leaf physiognomy as a method for climate reconstruction.
The delayed resurgence of equatorial forests after the permian-triassic ecologic crisis.
The reconstructed pattern of vegetational change suggests that habitat restoration, migration, and evolutionary processes acted synergistically, setting the stage for successional replacement of lycopsid dominants by conifers within a period of approximately 0.5 million years.
Correlations of climate and plant ecology to leaf size and shape: potential proxies for the fossil record.
The sizes and shapes (physiognomy) of fossil leaves are widely applied as proxies for paleoclimatic and paleoecological variables. However, significant improvements to leaf-margin analysis, used for