Climatic and Biotic Events of the Paleogene DYNAMICS OF PLANT - INSECT HERBIVORE INTERACTIONS DURING LATE PALEOCENE AND EARLY EOCENE ENVIRONMENTAL PERTURBATIONS IN THE BIGHORN BASIN, WYOMING, USA

@inproceedings{Currano2011ClimaticAB,
  title={Climatic and Biotic Events of the Paleogene DYNAMICS OF PLANT - INSECT HERBIVORE INTERACTIONS DURING LATE PALEOCENE AND EARLY EOCENE ENVIRONMENTAL PERTURBATIONS IN THE BIGHORN BASIN, WYOMING, USA},
  author={ED. Currano and Conrad C Labandeira},
  year={2011}
}
The Paleocene-Eocene sediments of the Bighorn Basin, Wyoming, USA, record a time of significant variation in climate, biodiversity, and floral and faunal composition. Beginning in the Late Paleocene, global temperatures warmed to the Early Eocene Climatic Optimum (EECO) 51-53 Ma (Zachos et al. 2001). Superimposed on this gradual warming are the abrupt temperature and C02 increase at the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum (PETM, 55.8 Ma) and an Early Eocene cool period (Rohl et al. 2000; Wing et… CONTINUE READING

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