Preservation & Taphonomy /
Wound Response in Trees
Taphonomy in General
Plant Fossil Preservation and Plant Taphonomy
Collecting Bias: Our Incomplete Picture of the Past Vegetation
Abscission and Tissue Separation in Fossil and Extant Plants
Pith Cast and "in situ" Preservation
Three-Dimensionally Preserved Plant Compression Fossils
Permineralized Plants and the Process of Permineralization
Bacterial Biofilms (Microbial Mats)
Upland and Hinterland Floras
Log Jams and Driftwood Accumulations
Leaf Litter and Plant Debris
Fungal Wood Decay: Evidence from the Fossil Record
! Lightning Strikes@
! Overviews of Plant Fossil Lagerstätten and Their Palaeoenvironments@
X-ray and Tomography@
Teaching Documents about Plant Anatomy@
B.A. Byers et al. (2014): First known fire scar on a fossil tree trunk provides evidence of Late Triassic wildfire. In PDF, Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 411: 180-187. See also here.
L. Luthardt et al. (2018):
growth disturbances in an early Permian calamitalean – traces of a lightning strike?
Abstract, Palaeontographica Abteilung B, 298: 1-22.
! "... The special injury of the calamitalean described herein [...] exhibits an elongated to triangular shape, a central furrow, a scar-associated event ring of collapsed to distorted tracheids, and was ultimately overgrown by callus parenchyma. We suggest that this scar most likely was caused by a lightning strike ..."
! M.K. Putz and E.L. Taylor (1996): Wound response in fossil trees from Antarctica and its potential as a paleoenvironmental indicator. PDF file, IAWA Journal, Vol. 17.
F.H. Schweingruber and A. Börner (2018):
The Plant Stem
A Microscopic Aspect. Springer Nature Switzerland AG. Open access! Excellent!
! Worth checking out: chapter 10.6 (starting on PDF page 161): Cambial wounding – Callus formation, overgrowing of wounds.
K.T. Smith et al. (2016): Macroanatomy and compartmentalization of recent fire scars in three North American conifers. In PDF, Can. J. For. Res., 46: 535–542. See also here.
M. Stoffel and M. Klinkmüller (2013): 3D analysis of anatomical reactions in conifers after mechanical wounding: first qualitative insights from X-ray computed tomography. In PDF, Trees - Structure and Function, 27: 1805-1811. See also here.
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