Terrestrial evidence for a two-stage mid-Paleocene biotic event

  title={Terrestrial evidence for a two-stage mid-Paleocene biotic event},
  author={Ethan G. Hyland and N. D. Sheldon and Jennifer E. M. Cotton},
  journal={Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology},
  • Ethan G. Hyland, N. D. Sheldon, Jennifer E. M. Cotton
  • Published 2015
  • Geology
  • Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology
  • Abstract Marine records of the Paleocene indicate a series of hyperthermal events characterized by significant climatic and carbon cycle variability, but there are few comparable continental records. The mid-Paleocene biotic event (MPBE) is a recently described interval defined by a rapid negative carbon isotope excursion and major short-term changes in marine ecosystems, but it is as yet unclear whether the event was globally important. Here we present the first terrestrial paleoenvironmental… CONTINUE READING
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