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What is Palaeobotany?
Focused on the Evolution of Plants
Early Land Plants
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Jonathan Adams, Environmental Sciences Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN: An atlas of the ice age Earth. Ecosystems maps, based on compilations of the available information in the literature. Dates are given in radiocarbon years.
J.M. Adams and H. Faure, Quaternary Environments Network (QEN): Global atlas of paleovegetation since the last glacial maximum. A set of preliminary, broad-scale ecosystem map reconstructions is presented for the world at the Last Glacial Maximum (18,000 years ago) and the early Holocene (8,000 years ago), the mid Holocene (5,000 years ago).
Claire Englander, University of California Library, Berkeley, and Phil Hoehn, David Rumsey Collection, San Francisco: Checklist of Online Vegetation and Plant Distribution Maps. A link directory. Excellent!
Google: Science > Earth Sciences > Paleogeography and Paleoclimatology.
International Organisation of Palaeobotany (IOP): Plant Fossil Record. This Version 2.2 of the Plant Fossil Record (PFR2.2) database includes descriptions and occurrences of many thousands of extinct plants. Go to Palaeo Maps.
Julia K. Johnson, Stephen J. Reynolds (Dept. of Geological Sciences, Arizona State University), Nicholas J. Olejniczak, and Jonathan A. Foley (Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment, University of Wisconsin, Madison) Biosphere 3D. The Biosphere 3D site (mostly using maps from the "Atlas of the Biosphere") has links to QuickTime movies of maps of the Biosphere draped over digital topography in globes that you can spin and tilt. Globes may be rotated using the mouse, zoomed using the shift-key, and unzoomed using the crtl-key.
! M. Kosnik and Allister Rees et al., University of Chicago:
Paleogeographic Atlas Project Databases (PGAP):
The data in this database (the original database: username = public, password = public) have been assembled
over the years by people in
the Paleogeographic Atlas Project. Search in a "Climate Sensitive Sediments Database",
"Floral Database", "Lithology Database", "Features Database", and a
"Reference Database". Go to:
"Floral Database", Search in "Locality information", "Age", e.g. "Triassic". A Triassic plant fossil locality list, with the corresponding fossil plant taxa. Excellent!
Raino Lampinen, Botanical Museum, Finnish Museum of Natural History CARTOGRAPHIC LINKS FOR BOTANISTS.
! Stephen McLoughlin (2001): The breakup history of Gondwana and its impact on pre-Cenozoic floristic provincialism. In PDF, Australian Journal of Botany, 49: 271-300. See also here (abstract).
! Allister Rees,
Department of Geosciences,
University of Arizona,
three databases, including
a map-based search function, plotting on paleomaps, references
search, genus name search for the dinosaurs and plants, and tutorial pages:
PGAP, the Paleogeographic Atlas Project Lithofacies Database. Mesozoic and Cenozoic Lithofacies.
CSS, the Climate Sensitive Sediments Database. Permian and Jurassic Climate Sensitive Sediments.
DINO, the Dinosauria Distributions Database. Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous Dinosaur Distributions.
Registration procedure required.
P. McAllister Rees, Alfred M. Ziegler, Mark T. Gibbs, John E. Kutzbach, Pat J. Behling, and David B. Rowley: Permian Phytogeographic Patterns and Climate Data/Model Comparisons. PDF file.
Allister Rees, Fred Ziegler and David Rowley, University of Chicago: THE PALEOGEOGRAPHIC ATLAS PROJECT (PGAP). Including a Jurassic and Permian slideshow sampler (QuickTime), paleogeographic maps (downloadable pdf files), and a bibliography of PGAP Publications (with links to abstracts).
Allister Rees, Department of the Geophysical Sciences, University of Chicago: Middle Permian (Wordian) Floras. See also: JURASSIC GEOGRAPHY AND CLIMATES.
E. Schulz, Geogr. Inst. Univ. Würzburg, Germany; Ch. Agwu, Bot. Dept. Univ. of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria; L. Dupont, FB Geowiss. Univ. Bremen, Germany; S. Jahns, DAI, Berlin, Germany; M. Niedermeyer, Geogr. Inst. Univ. Würzburg, Germany; U.Salzmann 5 U. Salzmann, Sem. Vor-Frühgesch. Univ. Frankfurt, Frankfurt/M, Germany: The Holocene landscape and vegetation history of northern and western Africa. This palaeoecological atlas comprises maps on the present vegetation, the Holocene vegetation, the palaeopedology and palaeohydrology/limnology.
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Kathy Willis, School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford, & Jenny McElwain,
Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago (Oxford University Press):
The Evolution of Plants.
Book announcement. Snapshot taken by the Internet Archive´s Wayback Machine. Go to:
! PowerPoint illustrations. Illustrations from the book in PowerPoint format. See also:
! Biome maps. Downloadable full-color images from the book.
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