Sensitivity of leaf size and shape to climate: global patterns and paleoclimatic applications.
It is demonstrated that the inclusion of additional leaf traits that are functionally linked to climate improves paleoclimate reconstructions and illustrates the need for better understanding of the impact of phylogeny and leaf habit on leaf-climate relationships.
The Impact of the Geologic History and Paleoclimate on the Diversification of East African Cichlids
- P. Danley, M. Husemann, B. Ding, Lyndsay M. DiPietro, E. Beverly, D. Peppe
- Environmental Science, GeographyInternational Journal of Evolutionary Biology
- 19 July 2012
The geologic history and paleoclimate of the East African Great Lakes and the impact of these forces on the region's endemic cichlid flocks are reviewed.
Magnetostratigraphy of the Ludlow Member of the Fort Union Formation (Lower Paleocene) in the Williston Basin, North Dakota
To determine the geomagnetic polarity stratigraphy and the duration and age of the Ludlow Member of the Fort Union Formation (Lower Paleocene), we constructed a 325 m composite lithostratigraphic…
The Pleistocene archaeology and environments of the Wasiriya Beds, Rusinga Island, Kenya.
Quantification of large uncertainties in fossil leaf paleoaltimetry
Estimates of paleoelevation potentially constrain geodynamic models of continental deformation and inform interpretations of landscape and climate evolution. One widely used, paleobotanical approach…
Late Pleistocene artefacts and fauna from Rusinga and Mfangano islands, Lake Victoria, Kenya
Surveys and excavations in 2009–2011 recovered fossil and artefact assemblages from late Pleistocene sediments on Rusinga and Mfangano islands (Lake Victoria, Kenya). Radiometric age estimates…
On impact and volcanism across the Cretaceous-Paleogene boundary
Carbon cycle modeling and paleotemperature records are used to constrain the timing of volcanogenic outgassing and found support for major out gassing beginning and ending distinctly before the impact, with only the impact coinciding with mass extinction and biologically amplified carbon cycle change.
Leaf economic traits from fossils support a weedy habit for early angiosperms.
- D. Royer, I. Miller, D. Peppe, L. Hickey
- Environmental Science, GeographyAmerican-Eurasian journal of botany
- 1 March 2010
The unrivalled capacity for fast growth observed today in many angiosperms was in place by no later than the Albian and likely played an important role in their subsequent ecological success.
The Pleistocene prehistory of the Lake Victoria basin