Impact of Grassland Radiation on the Nonmarine Silica Cycle and Miocene Diatomite

@inproceedings{Kidder2005ImpactOG,
  title={Impact of Grassland Radiation on the Nonmarine Silica Cycle and Miocene Diatomite},
  author={D. L. Kidder and E. Gierlowski-Kordesch},
  year={2005}
}
Abstract The Early Miocene rise of the grass-dominated ecosystem is a plausible trigger for a sharp Miocene increase in accumulation of nonmarine diatomaceous sediment as well as diversification of nonmarine diatoms. This grassland radiation introduced a biogeochemical mechanism for enhancing widespread and sustained mobilization of usable silica and other nutrients. Volcanism was probably responsible for episodic nonmarine diatomaceous sediments from the advent of the oldest known nonmarine… Expand
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