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The origin and early evolution of plants on land
A recent surge of interest in palaeobotanical discoveries and advances in the systematics of living plants provides a revised perspective on the evolution of early land plants and suggests new directions for future research. Expand
Early Flowers and Angiosperm Evolution
This work has highlighted the importance of understanding the environmental context of early angiosperm evolution in the context of extant and fossil seed plants, as well as the history and evolution of pollination in angiosperms. Expand
Cretaceous angiosperm flowers: Innovation and evolution in plant reproduction
In addition to patterns of phylogenetic diversification, the fossil record of angiosperm flowers provides insights into the timing of floral evolution in terms of the functions of the various kinds of floral organs, as well as accompanying patterns of ecological diversification. Expand
The origin and early diversification of angiosperms
New palaeobotanical discoveries and phylogenetic analyses of morphological and molecular data have clarified the initial phases of this radiation and changed the perspective on early angiosperm evolution, though important issues remain unresolved. Expand
Hemisphere-scale differences in conifer evolutionary dynamics
The abundance of recent divergences in northern clades may reflect complex patterns of migration and range shifts during climatic cycles over the later Neogene leading to elevated rates of speciation and extinction, whereas the scattered persistence of mild, wetter habitats in the Southern Hemisphere may have favored the survival of older lineages. Expand