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An annotated collection of pointers to information on palaeobotany
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J.W.F. Waldron et al. (2016): Building an Outdoor Classroom for Field Geology: The Geoscience Garden. Abstract, Journal of Geoscience Education, 64: 215-230.

M. Haworth et al. (2014): On the reconstruction of plant photosynthetic and stress physiology across the Triassic-Jurassic boundary. In PDF Turkish Journal of Earth Sciences, 23: 321-329.

R.M. Clary and J.H. Wandersee (2008): Earth Science Teachers´ Perceptions of an Autonomous Fieldwork Assignment in a Nationwide Online Paleontology Course. In PDF, Journal of Geoscience Education, 56: 149-155. See also here.

Journal of Geoscience Education.
The Journal of Geoscience Education (JGE) is the premier peer-reviewed publication for geoscience education research and curriculum and instruction at the undergraduate and pre-college levels. JGE is the publication of record for NAGT, and serves as the only international forum dedicated solely to the publication of research concerning the pedagogy, assessment, and philosophy of teaching and learning about the geosciences.

! B.H. Tiffney (1988): Conceptual advances in paleobotany. In PDF, Journal of Geological Education: September 1988, Vol. 36, No. 4, pp. 221-226. See also here.

PaleoParks - The protection and conservation of fossil sites worldwide. Organized by Jere H. Lipps, Carnets de Géologie.
This special volume consists of invited contributions based on presentations given at the three PaleoParks Workshops at the International Geological Congress in Florence (2004) and Oslo (2008) and the International Paleontological Congress in Beijing (2006).

Z.-J. Liu and X. Wang (2016): A perfect flower from the Jurassic of China. In PDF, Historical Biology, 28: 707-719. See also here (Abstract).

J.W. Williams and S.T. Jackson (2007): Novel climates, no-analog communities, and ecological surprises. In PDF, Front. Ecol. Environ., 5: 475-482.
The link is to a version archived by the Internet Archive´s Wayback Machine.

NASA: Global Change Master Directory. A comprehensive directory about Earth science and global change data. Go to Paleoclimate (Search results).

The NOAA Paleoclimatology Program at the National Geophysical Data Center: A Paleo Perspective on Global Warming. This site offers a good, non-political starting point for those who want to learn more about global warming. See also: New releases in Paleoclimatology.
The link is to a version archived by the Internet Archive´s Wayback Machine.

! Free Books Online: 200+ Places to Read & Download Free Ebooks (by Julia Reed, Custom Writing). An annotated link directory of great places to get free ebooks. See especially:
Education books and Textbooks.
Reference books.
Math, Science, and Programming.

D.V. Kent et al. (2017): Astrochronostratigraphic polarity time scale (APTS) for the Late Triassic and Early Jurassic from continental sediments and correlation with standard marine stages. In PDF, Earth-Science Reviews, 166: 153180. See also here.

San Francisco Chronicle:
30 years after Edwards v. Aguillard: Why creationism lingers in public schools (by John E. Taylor, June 23, 2017).

S. Helama et al. (2017): Rereading a tree-ring database to illustrate depositional histories of subfossil trees. In PDF, Palaeontologia Electronica, 20.1.2A: 1-12.

R. Garrouste et al. (2016): Insect mimicry of plants dates back to the Permian. Nat. Commun., 7: 13735.
Figure 3 shows a reconstruction of Permotettigonia gallica gen. et sp. nov. on Taeniopteris sp.

M.W. Simas et al. (2013): An accurate record of volcanic ash fall deposition as characterized by dispersed organic matter in a lower Permian tonstein layer (Faxinal Coalfield, Paraná Basin, Brazil). In PDF, Geologica Acta, 11: 45-57.

R.A. Spicer (1981): The sorting and deposition of allochthonous plant material in a modern environment at Silwood Lake, Silwood Park, Berkshire, England. See also here (in PDF).

J. Watson and K.L. Alvin (1976): Silicone rubber casts of silicified plants from the Cretaceous of Sudan. PDF file, Palaeontology, 19: 641650.
Now recovered from the Internet Archive´s Wayback Machine.

D. Knaust (2017): Atlas of Trace Fossils in Well Core -- Appearance, Taxonomy and Interpretation. Abstract, Springer International Publishing. See especially:
Table of contents.
! Chapter 2: Ichnological Basics, Principles and Concepts (in PDF).

L.A. Buatois et al. (2016): The Mesozoic Lacustrine Revolution. Abstract, The Trace-Fossil Record of Major Evolutionary Events, Series Topics in Geobiology, 40: 179-263.
! See also here (in PDF).

Scarlett Hunt: Identifying Track Makers. Powerpoint presentation.

Department of Earth Sciences, University College London:
! Types of Ichnofacies. ! Classification Principles.

W.A. DiMichele et al. (2015): A compositionally unique voltzian conifer-callipterid flora from a carbonate-filled channel, lower Permian, Robledo Mountains, New Mexico, and its broader significance (Google books). In: S.G. Lucas & W.A. DiMichele (Eds.), Carboniferous-Permian transition in the Robledo Mountains, sounthern New Mexico. New Mexico Museum of National History and Sciences Bulletin (Vol. 65, pp. 123128). See also here (PDF file).

J.C. McElwain and M. Steinthorsdottir (2017): Paleoecology, Ploidy, Paleoatmospheric Composition, and Developmental Biology: A Review of the Multiple Uses of Fossil Stomata. In PDF, Plant Physiology. See also here (abstract).

! D.E. Salas-Leiva et al. (2013): Phylogeny of the cycads based on multiple single-copy nuclear genes: congruence of concatenated parsimony, likelihood and species tree inference methods. In PDF, Annals of Botany, 112: 12631278. See also here (abstract).

! T.R. Gregory (2008): Understanding evolutionary trees. Abstract Evolution: Education and Outreach, 1: 121137. See also here (in PDF).

! J. Anderson et al. (2007): Brief history of the gymnosperms: classification, biodiversity, phytogeography and ecology. In PDF, Strelitzia, 20, 279 p. See also here (abstract).

J.D. White et al. (1996): Remote sensing of forest fire severity and vegetation recovery. In PDF, International Journal of Wildland Fire, 6: 125-136. See also here (abstract).

! Fossil Record 2 (Department of Earth Sciences University of Bristol). This is a near-complete listing of the diversity of life through time, compiled at the level of the family. Go to:
! The fossil Record 2. Recoeding the history and diversity of live, 30 phyla, 122 classes, 701 orders and 5638 families. The data set lists basic data derived from The Fossil Record 2 (Benton, 1993), on the diversity, origination, and extinction of all life, continental life, and marine life from the Vendian to the present-day.

C.R. Hupp (1992): Riparian vegetation recovery patterns following stream channelization: a geomorphic perspective. In PDF, Ecology, Ecology, 73: 1209-1226. See also here (abstract).

Carl Zimmer (Carl Zimmer writes the monthly essay in the US magazine Natural History, having inherited this position from Stephen Jay Gould): High and dry. Stomatal apparatus permitting plants to become trees.
This expired link is available through the Internet Archive´s Wayback Machine.

I.W. Keyes (1959): Paleontological casting and moulding techniques. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics, 2: 56-65. See also here (in PDF).

D.L. Royer et al. (2002): High CO2 increases the freezing sensitivity of plants: implications for paleoclimatic reconstructions from fossil floras.. In PDF, Geology, 30: 963-966.
The link is to a version archived by the Internet Archive´s Wayback Machine.

Donald R. Prothero, Department of Geology, Occidental College, Los Angeles:
PUNCTUATED EQUILIBRIUM AT TWENTY: A PALEONTOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVE. A historical overview. From Skeptic Magazine vol. 1, no. 3, Fall 1992, pp. 38-47 (The Skeptics Society, Altadena, CA). Comprises chapters like "The Birth of Punk Eek", "Stasis, Landscapes, and Polyhedra", "Species Sorting and Macroevolution", etc. Explore the excellent Bibliography.
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D.L. Royer (2001): Stomatal density and stomatal index as indicators of paleoatmospheric CO2 concentration. PDF file, from Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 114 (2001) 1-28.
Snapshot provided by the Internet Archive´s Wayback Machine.

S.M. Slater and C.H. Wellman (2015): A quantitative comparison of dispersed spore/pollen and plant megafossil assemblages from a Middle Jurassic plant bed from Yorkshire, UK. Abstract, Paleobiology, 41: 640660. See also here (in PDF).

O. De Clerck et al. (2012): Diversity and Evolution of Algae: Primary Endosymbiosis. In PDF, Advances in Botanical Research, 64.

Geological Society of America:
Geologic Time Scale.

Friends of the Everglades, Miami, Florida: A selection of online resources for everglades information.
Now available through the Internet Archive´s Wayback Machine.

S.-N. Bai (2017): Reconsideration of Plant Morphological Traits: From a Structure-Based Perspective to a Function-Based Evolutionary Perspective. Front. Plant Sci., 8: 345.

Mike Pfrender, Evolutionary & Ecological Genomics Lab, University of Notre Dame: Evolutionary Biology. This site contains the Syllabus and Schedule and links to other useful sites. Go to:
! Powerpoints Used in Class. Lecture notes, Powerpoint presentations. Excellent! See especially:
! Evolutionary Biology.
! History and Evidence for Evolution.

The Midcontinent Paleobotanical Colloquium:
The 34th Midcontinent Paleobotanical Colloquium, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor May 12-14, 2017.

Lynn S. Fichter, Department of Geology and Environmental Science, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA: The Earth System Part One - The Geological Record. Lecture notes. See especially:
A Basic Sedimentary Rock Classification.

! P.J. Bowler (2009): Darwin's originality. In PDF, Science, 323: 223-226. See also here.

! K. Padian (2008): Darwin's enduring legacy. In PDF, Nature, 451: 632-634. See also here.

The Field Museum, Chicago: All about Evolution. About the importance and some misconceptions of evolution.
Now recovered from the Internet Archive´s Wayback Machine.

Stephen A. Smith et al. (2010): An uncorrelated relaxed-clock analysis suggests an earlier origin for flowering plants. PDF file, PNAS, 107: 5897-5902.
The link is to a version archived by the Internet Archive´s Wayback Machine.

David McConnell, Department of Geology, University of Akron: Sedimentary and Metamorphic Rocks. A series of lectures which describe the basic types of sedimentary and metamorphic rocks, the control of grain size of clastic sediments, lithification, how chemical sedimentary rocks form, the temperature at which metamorphism occurs and the factors influencing it.
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Robert A. Gastaldo, Department of Geology, Colby College, Waterville, Maine: PLANTS AS KEYS TO PAST CLIMATIC CONDITIONS. Plants are independent data set to test climate hypotheses. They are spatially-fixed adapted to atmospheric and substrate conditions. They are tightly constrained by the climatic regime under which they grow. See also Is it possible to retrodict? Fossils as environmental indicators.
Now recovered from the Internet Archive´s Wayback Machine.

Ben Fletcher, Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield: How the atmosphere affects plants. See also: The role of stomata in the early evolution of land plants.
Snapshots provided by the Internet Archive´s Wayback Machine.

Stan Chernicoff & Ramesh Venkatakrishnan, Geologylink, Chapter 6: Sedimentation and Sedimentary Rocks.
The link is to a version archived by the Internet Archive´s Wayback Machine.

! R.A. Berner et al. (2007): Oxygen and evolution. In PDF, Science, 316.
Now recovered from the Internet Archive´s Wayback Machine.

Osborne, C.P. & Beerling, D.J. (2002): A process-based model of conifer structure and function with special emphasis on leaf lifespan.. Global Biogeochemical Cycles.
The link is to a version archived by the Internet Archive´s Wayback Machine.

Lynn S. Fichter, Department of Geology and Environmental Science, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA:
Part Two - The Evolution of Life And Its Impact on the Evolution of the Earth. Power Point Presentations.

S.W. Heads et al. (2017): The oldest fossil mushroom. PLoS ONE, 12: e0178327.

! C.S. Miller et al. (2017): Astronomical age constraints and extinction mechanisms of the Late Triassic Carnian crisis. Sci Rep., 7: 2557.

K. Feldberg et al. (2017): Problems related to the taxonomic placement of incompletely preserved amber fossils: transfer of the Paleogene liverwort Cylindrocolea dimorpha (Cephaloziellaceae) to the extant Odontoschisma sect. Iwatsukia (Cephaloziaceae). In PDF, Foss. Rec., 20: 147157.

! J. Hornung and T. Aigner (1999): Reservoir and aquifer characterization of fluvial architectural elements: Stubensandstein, Upper Triassic, southwest Germany. Abstract, Sedimentary Geology, 129: 215-280. See also here (in PDF).

Paul Scherrer Institut, Villigen, Switzerland: TOMCAT - X02DA: Tomographic Microscopy. The beamline for TOmographic Microscopy and Coherent rAdiology experimentTs (TOMCAT) offers cutting-edge technology and scientific expertise for exploiting the distinctive peculiarities of synchrotron radiation for fast, non-destructive, high resolution, quantitative investigations on a large variety of samples.

P. Matysová (2016): Study of fossil wood by modern analytical methods: case studies. Doctoral Thesis, Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Science, Institute of Geology and Palaeontology.
Please take notice: Fig. (PDF page 37): Artistic reconstruction of wood deposition and silicification in river sediments. Fig. 7 (PDF page 37): Artistic reconstruction of plant burial by volcanic fall-out.

J.A. Dunlop et al. (2012): A minute fossil phoretic mite recovered by phasecontrast X-ray computed tomography. In PDF, Biol. Lett., 8: 457-460.

L. Luthardt and R. Rößler (2017): Fossil forest reveals sunspot activity in the early Permian. Abstract, Geology. See also here (in PDF).

XIV International Palynological Congress, X International Organisation of Palaeobotany Conference. Abstracts. Asociación Latinoamericana de Paleobotánica y Palinologia.
Boletín de la Asociación Latinoamericana de Paleobotánica y Palinología, 16, (2016).

DigiZeitschriften, Göttingen. The German digital journal archive, with costs. Some journals are free of charge, go to: Open Access.

American Association of Stratigraphic Palynologists (AASP):
Meeting Information.

G.A. Astorga et al. (2016): Towards understanding the fossil record better: Insights from recently deposited plant macrofossils in a sclerophyll-dominated subalpine environment. Abstract, Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology, 233:111. See also here (in PDF).

! G. Forte et al. (2017): Conifer diversity in the Kungurian of Europe Evidence from dwarf-shoot morphology. Abstract, Rev. Palaeobot. Palynol. See also here (in PDF).

The New York Times:
A Creationist Wants Rocks to Study. The Grand Canyon Says No (by Fernanda Santos, May 29, 2017).

A. Wheeler and A.E. Götz (2017): Palynofacies as a tool for high-resolution palaeoenvironmental and palaeoclimatic reconstruction of Gondwanan post-glacial coal deposits: No. 2 Coal Seam, Witbank Coalfield (South Africa). Abstract, Palaeobiodiversity and Palaeoenvironments, 97: 259271. See also here (in PDF).

W. Huang et al. (2016): New Phoenicopsis leaves (Czekanowskiales) from the Middle Jurassic Daohugou Biota, China and their roles in phytogeographic and paleoclimatic reconstruction. In PDF, Palaeoworld, 25: 388398.

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