The last forests on Antarctica: Reconstructing flora and temperature from the Neogene Sirius Group, Transantarctic Mountains

@article{ReesOwen2018TheLF,
  title={The last forests on Antarctica: Reconstructing flora and temperature from the Neogene Sirius Group, Transantarctic Mountains},
  author={Rhian L. Rees-Owen and Fiona L Gill and Robert J. Newton and Ruza F. Ivanovic and Jane E. Francis and James B. Riding and Christopher H. Vane and Raquel A. Lopes dos Santos},
  journal={Organic Geochemistry},
  year={2018},
  volume={118},
  pages={4-14}
}

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