Recognising macrophyte-vegetated environments in the rock record: a new criterion using ‘hooked’ forms of crustose coralline red algae

@inproceedings{BeavingtonPenney2004RecognisingME,
  title={Recognising macrophyte-vegetated environments in the rock record: a new criterion using ‘hooked’ forms of crustose coralline red algae},
  author={Simon James Beavington-Penney and V. Paul Wright and Wm. J. Woelkerling},
  year={2004}
}
Abstract The role of macrophytes (such as seagrasses) in influencing deposition in shallow marine environments has long been understood. They affect sediment textures such that they do not reflect ambient hydrodynamic conditions, and so the recognition of ancient vegetated environments is important for accurate palaeoenvironmental analysis. However, there is little direct fossil evidence of such plants in the rock record, and so the presence of former macrophyte cover generally has to be… CONTINUE READING

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