Palaeobotanical Tools /
Preparation and Conservation
Managing Fossil Collections
Palynological Preparation Techniques
Cellulose Peel Technique
Photography and Scanning
Scanning- (SEM) and Environmental Scanning Electron Microscopy (ESEM)
Digital Cameras on the Microscope
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.
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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