The effects of volcanism on Oligocene-age plant communities from the Ethiopian Plateau, and implications for vegetational resilience in a heterogeneous landscape

@inproceedings{Massini2011TheEO,
  title={The effects of volcanism on Oligocene-age plant communities from the Ethiopian Plateau, and implications for vegetational resilience in a heterogeneous landscape},
  author={Juan Leandro Garc{\'i}a Massini and Bonnie Fine Jacobs},
  year={2011}
}
Abstract Substantial volcanism and associated volcaniclastic sedimentation took place in association with East African Rift formation, and in some cases this would have had substantial ecological impacts. Ethiopian Late Oligocene (27.36 ± 0.11 Ma) fossiliferous volcanogenic strata provide opportunities to evaluate the magnitude of disruptive impact of volcanism on forest communities (before development of the Main Ethiopian Rift), and to assess their resilience. Fine-scale sampling and… CONTINUE READING