The Arctic Forest of the Middle Eocene

@inproceedings{Jahren2007TheAF,
  title={The Arctic Forest of the Middle Eocene},
  author={A. Hope Jahren},
  year={2007}
}
AbstractLush forests, dominated by deciduous conifers, existed well north of the Arctic Circle during the middle Eocene (∼45 Ma). The Fossil Forest site, located on Axel Heiberg Island, Canada, has yielded a particularly rich assemblage of plant macro- and microfossils, as well as paleosols—all exquisitely preserved. Methods ranging from classical paleobotany, to stable-isotope geochemistry, have been applied to materials excavated from the Fossil Forest and have revealed layers of diverse… CONTINUE READING

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