Wetland-Dryland Vegetational Dynamics in the Pennsylvanian Ice Age Tropics

  title={Wetland-Dryland Vegetational Dynamics in the Pennsylvanian Ice Age Tropics},
  author={W. DiMichele},
  journal={International Journal of Plant Sciences},
  pages={123 - 164}
  • W. DiMichele
  • Published 2013
  • Biology
  • International Journal of Plant Sciences
  • Premise of research. The Late Paleozoic Ice Age was the last extensive pre-Pleistocene ice age. It includes many climate changes of different intensities, permitting examination of many and varied biotic responses. The tropical Pennsylvanian Subperiod, usually visualized as one vast wetland coal forest, in fact also was dominated, periodically, by seasonally dry vegetation that, in turn, covered most of the central and western Pangean supercontinent. Equatorial wetland and dryland biomes… CONTINUE READING
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