Palaeobotanical Tools /
Preparation and Conservation
Managing Fossil Collections
Palynological Preparation Techniques
Cellulose Peel Technique
Photography and Scanning
Imaging Fossils Using UV-Light (Black-Light Photography)
Scanning- (SEM) and Environmental Scanning Electron Microscopy (ESEM)
Digital Cameras on the Microscope
Cameras With Focus Bracketing or Built-In Focus Stacking
Focus Stacking (Photography, Extended Depth of Field)
High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDR)
Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM)
Microtomography (CT Scanning, XTM) including Synchrotron X-ray Tomographic Microscopy (SRXTM)
Writing, Translating and Drawing
Making Thin Sections
Glossaries, Dictionaries and Encyclopedias: Microscopy@
R.E. Abbott and M.L. Abbott (1952): A simple paleobotanical transfer technique. In PDF. Ohio Journal of Science, 52: 258–260.
N. Barling et al. (2019):
resin transfer technique: An application to insect fossils in laminated limestones of
the Crato Formation (Lower Cretaceous) of north-east Brazil. In PDF,
Cretaceous Research, 98: 179-188.
See also here.
I.H. Escapa et al. (2010): Modifications of the transfer technique for studying complex plant structures. Abstract, Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology, 159: 62-68. See also here (in PDF).
O.R. Green (2013): A Manual of Practical Laboratory and Field Techniques in Palaeobiology. Google books.
! L.L.R. Kouwenberg et al. (2007): A new transfer technique to extract and process thin and fragmented fossil cuticle using polyester overlays. In PDF, Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology, 145: 243-248. See also here.
! P. Moisan (2012): The study of cuticular and epidermal features in fossil plant impressions using silicone replicas for scanning electron microscopy. In PDF, Palaeontologia Electronica.
! C. Pott and H. Kerp (2008): Mikroskopische Untersuchungsmethoden an fossilen Pflanzenabdrücken. In PDF. Der Präparator.S.J. Rogerson et al. (1976): An improved preparation technique for identification of plant cuticle in animal faeces. In PDF, New Zealand Journal of Botany, 14: 117-119. M.A. Urban et al. (2018): Cuticle and subsurface ornamentation of intact plant leaf epidermis under confocal and superresolution microscopy. In PDF, See also here and there.
L. Wang and Q. Leng (2011): A new method to prepare clean cuticular membrane from fossil leaves with thin and fragile cuticles. In PDF, Science China Earth Sciences, 54: 223-227. See also here.
E.L. Zodrow and J.A. D´angelo (2013):
map: Improved means for studying Carboniferous foliage.
Atlantic Geology, 49.
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