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Introductions to both Fossil and Recent Plant Taxa@
S. Baypai (2015): Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeobotany, Lucknow. In PDF, Current Science.
Sahni Institute of Palaeobotany, Lucknow, India:
Annual Reports (in PDF). See also:
Challenges in Indian Palaeobiology (in PDF).
H.J.B. Birks et al. (2016): The fourth dimension of vegetation. Science, 354: 412-413.
C. Kevin Boyce (2010): The evolution of plant development in a paleontological context. PDF file, Current Opinion in Plant Biology, 13: 102-107.
W.E. Boyd and G.L. Pretty (2009): Some prospects for archaeological palaeobotany in Australia: An example from South Australia. Australian Archaeology.
! Jamie Boyer, New York Botanical Garden: Paleoplant.blogspot.
Ewen Callaway (2011): Fossil data enter the web period. Palaeontologists call for more sharing of raw information. Nature, 472. Provided by the Internet Archive´s Wayback Machine.
S.R.S. Cevallos-Ferriz et al. (2012): Perspectiva paleobotånica y geológica de la biodiversidad en México. In PDF.
M. Cheek (2016): Kew´s successful year of discoveries. Scroll down to "Fossil discovery".
W.L. Crepet and M.A. Gandolfo (2008): Paleobotany in the Post-Genomics Era: Introduction. Abstract, Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden, 95: 1-2. See also here. Nine articles (abstracts free) from the symposium "Paleobotany in the Post-genomics Era", which was held on August 02, 2006, at California State University, Chico, California, U.S.A.
! William A. DiMichele and Robert A. Gastaldo (2008): Plant Paleoecology in Deep Time. PDF file, Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden 95: 144-198. See also here (abstract).
M. Eberlein (2015):
und Verbreitungsatlas der Tertiärflora Sachsens – Angiospermenblätter und Ginkgo. PDF file (in German).
Thesis, University of Dresden.
First part of a reference book of the
Tertiary flora of Saxony. See also
(abstract). Please take notice:
! Starting on PDF page 30: "Kurzer Abriss der tertiärpaläobotanischen Forschung in Sachsen". The history of saxonian tertiary palaeobotany in brief.
D. Edwards (2015): A palaeobotanical pot-pourri. In PDF, Palaeontology, 58. See also here (abstract).
D. Edwards and P. Kenrick (2015): The early evolution of land plants, from fossils to genomics: a commentary on Lang (1937) "On the plant-remains from the Downtonian of England and Wales". In PDF, Phil. Trans. R. Soc. B, 370. See also here.
D.K. Ferguson (2012): Plant taphonomy: 20 years of death, decay, and dissemules. Abstract, Palaios 27.
W.E. Friedman et al. (2004): The evolution of plant development. PDF file, American Journal of Botany 91: 1726-1741.
E.M. Friis et al. (2014): Three-dimensional visualisation of fossil flowers, fruits, seeds and other plant remains Cx: New insights into Cretaceous plant diversity. In PDF, Journal of Paleontology. See also here (abstract).
! M.W. Frohlich & M.W. Chase (2007): After a dozen years of progress the origin of angiosperms is still a great mystery. Abstract, Nature 450: 1184-1189. See also here (in PDF).
Ralph M. Fyfe et al. (2009): The European Pollen Database: past efforts and current activities. PDF file, Veget. Hist. Archaeobot., 18: 417-424.
Carole T. Gee (ed.): Plants in Mesozoic Time: Morphological Innovations, Phylogeny, Ecosystems (Google books). See also here (Amazon).
Peter George (2008): Introduction to Palaeobotany. New Delhi, Rajat Pub., 314 p., ISBN 81-7880-386-9. Book announcement.
! Geotimes, July 2004:
Discoveries in the Earth Sciences. Go to: Brian Axsmith,
Paleobotany. See also:
Fredrick J. Rich and Gordon D. Wood, Palynology.
! Geotimes, July 2003: Highlights. Discoveries in the Earth Sciences. Go to: Fredrick J. Rich and Gordon D. Wood, Palynology.
! Geotimes, July 2002:
Discoveries in the Earth Sciences.
Now Geotimes offer the Highlights section (summaries of research trends and discoveries) in full online.
Go to: Melanie Devore and Kathleen Pigg,
Paleobotany. See also:
Fredrick J. Rich and Gordon D. Wood, Palynology. ^
M. Grey and Z.V. Finkel (2011): The Joggins Fossil Cliffs UNESCO World Heritage site: a review of recent research. In PDF.
Jason Hilton (2010, Annals of Botany 106): Book review (in PDF), An introduction to plant fossils. Cleal CJ, Thomas BA. 2009 (Cambridge University).
S. Horenstein (2012): Paleontology and Evolution in the News. In PDF, Evo. Edu. Outreach, 5: 171-178. PDF page 4: Darwin Specimens Found After 150 Years!
D. Jablonski and N.H. Shubin (2015): The future of the fossil record: Paleontology in the 21st century. In PDF, PNAS, see also here.
! T.P. Jones and Nick P. Rowe (eds.), Google Books (some pages are ommitted): Fossil plants and spores: modern techniques. Published by Geological Society, 1999, 396 pages. Excellent! Click: "Preview the book".
! P.H. Kelley et al. (2013): From paleontology to paleobiology: A half-century of progress in understanding life history. Provided by Google books. GSA Special Papers, 500: 191-232. See also here.
! Hans Kerp,
Palaeobotanical Research Group, Münster, Westfälische Wilhelms University,
Some recent palaeobotanical text books.
This web page provides a selection of palaeobotanical
text books published during the last years.
With some helpful comments.
This expired link is available through the Internet Archive´s Wayback Machine.
! W. Kiessling et al. (2010): German Paleontology in the early 21st century. In PDF, Palaeontologica Electronica, 13.
! Sandra Knapp et al. (2011): Changes to publication requirements made at the XVIII International Botanical Congress in Melbourne: What does e-publication mean for you? In PDF, Taxon, 60: 1498-1501.
A.H. Knoll (2013): Systems Paleobiology. In PDF, Geological Society of America Bulletin, 125. About paleobiology and its important role in understanding how the Earth system works.
Valentin A. Krassilov (1987): Palaeobotany of the mesophyticum: state of the art. In PDF, Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology, 50: 231-254. Provided by the Internet Archive´s Wayback Machine.
! W.J. Kress and L. Penev (2011): Innovative electronic publication in plant systematics: PhytoKeys and the changes to the "Botanical Code" accepted at the XVIII International Botanical Congress in Melbourne. In PDF, PhytoKeys, 6: 1-4.
Z. Kvacek and J. Sakala: Progress in palaeobotanical research in 2006 and 2007 (PDF file).
! Michel Laurin (2012): Recent progress in paleontological methods for dating the Tree of Life. In PDF, Frontiers in Genetics, 3.
Reinhold Leinfelder (2009): Palaeontologia Quo Vadis? - Zur Situation und Zukunft der palãontologischen Forschung. PDF file (in German), Berliner paläobiologische Abhandlungen, 10: 229-243.
H. Mallison (2012): Digitizing Methods for Paleontology: Applications, Benefits and Limitations. In PDF.
S. Manchester et al. (organizing committee):
ADVANCES IN PALEOBOTANY--RECOGNIZING THE CONTRIBUTIONS OF DAVID L. DILCHER AND JACK A.
WOLFE ON THE OCCASION OF THEIR 70TH BIRTHDAY. Go to:
! Abstracts Submitted to the Advances in Paleobotany Meeting 2006.
! John McNeill & Nicholas J. Turland (2011): Major changes to the Code of Nomenclature - Melbourne, July 2011. Taxon, 60: 1495-1497.
! James S. Miller et al. (2011): Outcomes of the 2011 Botanical Nomenclature Section at the XVIII International Botanical Congress. In PDF, PhytoKeys, 5: 1-3.
D.R. Oldroyd (ed.), 2002:
Earth Inside and Out:
Some Major Contributions to Geology
in the Twentieth Century. In PDF,
Geological Society Special Publication 192.
Table of contents on PDF page 6. See especially:
! PDF page 280, W.A.S. Sarjeant: "As chimney-sweepers, come to dust": a history of palynology to 1970.
! PDF page 248, E. Seibold and I Seibold: Sedimentology: from single grains to recent and past environments: some trends in sedimentology in the twentieth century.
! PDF page 336, S.J. Knell: Collecting, conservation and conservatism: late twentieth century developments in the culture of British geology.
Paläontologische Gesellschaft (in German).
AK Paläobotanik / Palynologie.
See also: Paläontologische Gesellschaft. Old website, saved by the Internet Archive´s Wayback Machine (2010): Ehrenmitglieder, Auszeichnungen und Medaillien. With some laudations (in PDF).
Paleontology in the 21st Century (An International Senckenberg Conference and Workshop):
Reports and Recommendations.
In early September 1997, 108 paleontologists and allied individuals from 30 countries
met at Senckenberg Museum, Frankfurt, Germany.
The purpose of the Senckenberg workshop
was to initiate and nurture a dialogue concerning the
future of palaeontology.
Website now saved by the Internet Archive´s Wayback Machine.
J.F. Parham et al. (2012): Best Practices for Justifying Fossil Calibrations. In PDF, Syst Biol., 61: 346-359. See also here (abstract).
Progress in Botany (Springer). See also here.
O. Rösler (1978): Advances in Palaeobotany and Allied Sciences in Brazil. PDF file.
G.W. Rothwell and R.A. Stockey (2013): Conceptual Advances in Fossil Plant Biology: Introduction and Dedication. International Journal of Plant Sciences, 174, Special Issue. See also here (table of contents).
! D.L. Royer (2012): Climate reconstruction from leaf size and shape: New developments and challenges. PDF file, in: Reconstructing Earth´s Deep-Time Climate - The State of the Art in 2012, Paleontological Society Short Course, The Paleontological Society Papers, Volume 18, Linda C. Ivany and Brian T. Huber (eds.), pp. 195-212.
G. Saravanan and J. Dominic (2014): A ten-year bibliometric analysis of the journal Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology (2003-2012). In PDF, Library Philosophy & Practice.
Save NHM Micropalaeontology. This website is created as a focus for protest against the proposed closure of the Natural History Museum´s Micropalaeontology Research Group. Sign the petition.
! A.C. Scott (1998): The legacy of Charles Lyell: advances in our knowledge of coal and coal-bearing strata. In PDF, Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 143: 243-260. See also here.
! A.W.R. Seddon et al. (2014): Looking forward through the past: identification of 50 priority research questions in palaeoecology. In PDF, Journal of Ecology, 102: 256-267. See also here.
M.-A. Selosse et al. (2015): Plants, fungi and oomycetes: a 400-million year affair that shapes the biosphere. New Phytologist. 10th New Phytologist Workshop on the "Origin and evolution of plants and their interactions with fungi", London, UK, September 2014.
D. Sepkoski (2009): The Emergence of Paleobiology. In PDF, starting on PDF page 16. In: Sepkoski, D. and Ruse, M. (eds.): The Paleobiological Revolution: Essays on the Growth of Modern Paleontology (University of Chicago Press).
D. Sepkoski and M. Ruse (2009): Introduction: Paleontology at the High Table. In PDF, starting on PDF page 5. In: Sepkoski, D. and Ruse, M. (eds.): The Paleobiological Revolution: Essays on the Growth of Modern Paleontology (University of Chicago Press).
T. Servais et al. (2012): Paleontology in France: 200 years in the footsteps of Cuvier and Lamarck. Palaeontologia Electronica, 15. See also here (in PDF).
Mukund Sharma (2002):
Palaeontology in India at crossroads.
PDF file, CURRENT SCIENCE, VOL. 83.
H.M. Kapoor and H.K. Maheshwari (2002): Palaeontology in India at cross roads: a comment. PDF file, CURRENT SCIENCE, VOL. 83.
Ruth A. Stockey et al. (2009): Introduction to the Darwin special issue: The abominable mystery. PDF file, American Journal of Botany, 96: 3-4.
! Thomas N. Taylor, Edith L. Taylor, Michael Krings:
"Paleobotany: The Biology and Evolution
of Fossil Plants".
2nd ed., 1252 pages, Academic Press 2009, Amsterdam. A cornerstone of modern palaeobotany!
See also here (snapshot provided by the Internet Archive´s Wayback Machine).
Please take notice: Amazon customer reviews: "A superlative encyclopedic treatise on paleobotany", or: "... one of the best paleobotany references ever produced".
See also here (Amazon, in German). See especially:
! T.N. Taylor et al. (2009): Paleobotany: the biology and evolution of fossil plants. Google books, limited view, with table of contents.
Thomas N. Taylor and Edith L. Smoot (1984):
(Benchmark Papers in Systematic and Evolutionary Biology).
Citation by Woldcat.
"Benchmark papers in systematic and evolutionary biology, 7", published by Van Nostrand Reinhold, Scientific and Academic Editions, New York.
See also here (book announcement by Amazon).
A.M.F. Tomescu (2016): Development: Paleobotany at the High Table of Evo-Devo. In PDF, Current Biology.
J. Wang et al. (2008): Recent Advances on Non-Marine Late Paleozoic Strata and Floras: Outcome of the 16th International Congress on the Carboniferous and Permian. Episodes 31, Conference report, Nanjing, China, June 21–24, 2007. See also here.
Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:
List of years in paleontology. These entries cover events related to the study of paleontology which occurred in the listed year. Go to:
! 2017 in paleontology. Excellent! See especially:
! 2016 in paleobotany.
! 2017 in paleobotany. These websites records new taxa of fossil plants that are scheduled to be described during the year 2017, as well as other significant discoveries and events.
Ewan Wolff, Montana State University Geoscience Education Web Development Team: Advances in Paleontology.
S. Xiao et al. (2010): A golden age of paleontology in China? A SWOT Analysis. In PDF, Palaeontologica Electronica, 13.
Xing Xu et al. (2010): Recent advances in Chinese palaeontology. PDF file, Proc. R. Soc., B, 277: 161-164. See also here.
T. Yamada and H. Nishida (2014):
Old but new stories on plant diversity. In PDF.
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