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An annotated collection of pointers to information on palaeobotany
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Selected Geology
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J.H.A. van Konijnenburg-van Cittert et al. (2017): First record of the pollen-bearing reproductive organ Hydropterangium from the Rhaetian of Germany (Wüstenwelsberg, Upper Franconia). Abstract, Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie, Abhandlungen, 284.

The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, Boston, MA.

J.M. Glime (2017): Adaptive Strategies: Spore Dispersal Vectors. Chapt. 4-9. In: Glime, J. M. Bryophyte Ecology. Volume 1. 4-9-1 Physiological Ecology. Ebook sponsored by Michigan Technological University and the International Association of Bryologists. Last updated 6 March 2017. See also here.

M.P. Nelsen et al. (2016): Delayed fungal evolution did not cause the Paleozoic peak in coal production. In PDF, PNAS, 113. See also here (abstract).

! H.W. Kozur and G.H. Bachmann (2010): The Middle Carnian Wet Intermezzo of the Stuttgart Formation (Schilfsandstein), Germanic Basin. Abstract, Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 290: 107-119. See also here (in PDF).

G. Pienkowski et al. (2016): Fungal decomposition of terrestrial organic matter accelerated Early Jurassic climate warming. Scientific reports, 6.

Kathy Willis and Jennifer McElwain (2014): The Evolution of Plants, Second Edition. Go to:
! Sample Material (in PDF). About the evolutionary record and methods of reconstruction.

James Bonczek, Soil and Water Sciences Department, University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, Gainesville, FL: Introduction to Soils in the Environment. These instructions are intended to acquaint students with the importance of soils to humans and the environment through study of their morphology, physical and chemical properties, their distribution, and their biological significance. Go to:
! Lecture notes. Powerpoint presentations.
Some essential vocabulary (Word file).
Brief Soil Taxonomy Summary (in PDF).
! Don´t miss the Web resources link list! Arranged roughly into relevant categories.

F. Gradstein et al.: Poster Geologic Time Scale 2012.
Worth checking out: Table of contents volume 1 and 2!

M.R. Barone Lumaga et al. (2015): Epidermal micromorphology in Dioon: did volcanism constrain Dioon evolution? In PDF, Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society, 2015, 179: 236–254. See also here.

! J.A. Cunningham et al. (2014): A virtual world of paleontology. In PDF, Trends in Ecology & Evolution, 29: 347-357. See also here.
"... in recent years the discipline has been revolutionized by the emergence of powerful methods for the digital visualization and analysis of fossil material. This has included improvements in both computer technology and its availability, and in tomographic techniques, which have made it possible to image a series of 2D sections or slices through a fossil and to use these to make a 3D reconstruction of the specimen".

! Wikibooks, the open-content textbooks collection: Botany. Contributed by Eric Guinther et al.

Edward DeLong and Penny Chisholm (2009): Ecology I: The Earth System. Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Go to Lecture notes (in PDF).

! D.G. Gavin et al. (2014): Climate refugia: joint inference from fossil records, species distribution models and phylogeography. Abstract, New Phytologist, 204: 37–54. here (in PDF).

Mark W. Williams, Department of Geography, University of Colorado, Boulder: GAIA lecture notes. Powerpoint presentation.
See also here and there.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Open Courseware. Free lecture notes, exams, and videos from MIT. No registration required. Go to:
Kelin Whipple and Ben Crosby: Surface Processes and Landscape Evolution. The course (PDF files) offers an introduction to quantitative analysis of geomorphic processes, and examines the interaction of climate, tectonics, and surface processes in the sculpting of Earth´s surface.
Now recovered from the Internet Archive´s Wayback Machine.

! Wikibooks, the open-content textbooks collection: Ecology. Contributed by Eric Guinther et al.

Monte Hieb and Harrison Hieb, Plant Fossils of West Virginia: Global Warming.
The link is to a version archived by the Internet Archive´s Wayback Machine.

Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:
! Ecology.
! Category:Ecology.
! Category:Ecology terminology.

C. Pott et al. (2017): Lunzia austriaca – a bennettitalean microsporangiate structure with Cycadopites-like in situ pollen from the Carnian (Upper Triassic) of Lunz, Austria. Abstract, Grana, 56. See also here (in PDF).
Depicted in fig. 8: Restoration of the cup-shaped Lunzia microsporangiate organ as interpreted from the fossils.

! Links for Palaeobotanists:
Triassic Palaeogeography.

J. Prokop et al. (2016): Hidden surface microstructures on Carboniferous insect Brodioptera sinensis (Megasecoptera) enlighten functional morphology and sensorial perception. Sci. Rep. 6, 28316.
! "... The broader application to the study of scarce insect fossils was accelerated recently with use of ESEM, which makes it possible to study uncoated specimens using this non-invasive technique ...".

M. Laaß and C. Hoff (2014): The earliest evidence of damselfly-like endophytic oviposition in the fossil record. Abstract, Lethaia, 10. See also here (in PDF) and there (Universität Heidelberg, in German).

! G.D. Danilatos, ESEM Research Laboratory, Sydney, Australia: ESEM Development and its Future.
"ESEM is a new type of scanning electron microscope, which allows the examination of specimens in the presence of gases. As a result, wet and dry, insulating or conducting and, generally, all specimens can now be viewed with no or minimal preparation, in their natural state, or in vacuum".

Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:
Category:Electron microscopy.
Scanning electron microscope. Environmental scanning electron microscope.

J. Weber (2016): America´s Lost National Park Units: A Closer Look. In PDF, The George Wright Forum, 33: 59-69.
South Dakota´s Fossil Cycad NM among other delisted national park units. See also here (Wikipedia).

Scientific American:
Richard Dawkins Offers Advice for Donald Trump, and Other Wisdom (by John Horgan,August 10, 2017).

R. Aubrecht et al. (2017): Provenance of the Lunz Formation (Carnian) in the Western Carpathians, Slovakia: Heavy mineral study and in situ LA–ICP–MS U–Pb detrital zircon dating. In PDF, Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 471: 233–253. See also here (abstract).
Please take notice: Fig. 23, paleogeographic scheme of Middle Carnian, showing probable provenance of the Lunz Formation arenites and its relation to the Stuttgart Formation in the Central European Basin.

A.M. Gurnell et al. (2016): A conceptual model of vegetation–hydrogeomorphology interactions within river corridors. In PDF, River Research and Applications, 32: 142–163. Special Issue: Hydrogeomorphology-Ecology Interactions in River Systems. See also here.

M. Franz et al. (2014): Eustatic control on epicontinental basins: The example of the Stuttgart Formation in the Central European Basin (Middle Keuper, Late Triassic. Abstract, Global and Planetary Change, 122 :305-329. See also here (in PDF).
Please take notice: Fig. 1, Upper Triassic palaeogeography of the Central European Basin according to Ziegler (1990).

A.A. Picard (2016): What do we really know about the role of microorganisms in iron sulfide mineral formation? In PDF, Front. Earth Sci., 4. See also here.

! H. Stollhofen et al. (2008): Upper rotliegend to early cretaceous basin development. PDF file. In: Littke, R., Bayer, U., Gajewski, D., Nelskamp, S. (eds.), Dynamics of Complex Intracontinental Basins. The Central European Basin System. Springer, Berlin, pp. 181-210.

V.A. Hudspith et al. (2014): Latest Permian chars may derive from wildfires, not coal combustion. In PDF, Geology, 42: 879-882. See also here (abstract).

A. Ruffell and M. Hounslow 2006): Triassic: seasonal rivers, dusty deserts and saline lakes. In PDF, In P.F. Rawson, & P. Brenchley (eds.), The Geology of England & Wales. (pp. 295-325). Geological Society of London.

! J. Schieber (2002): Sedimentary pyrite: A window into the microbial past. In PDF, Geology, 30: 531-534. See also here (abstract).

J. Golonka (2007): Late Triassic and Early Jurassic palaeogeography of the world. In PDF, Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 244: 297-307. See also here.

Department of Paleobiology, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.: Paleo Art. This website provides information about taking proper care of illustrations and discusses techniques for creating palaeontological and other scientific illustrations. Go to:
What is paleontological illustration, and Illustration Care. To provide archival care (conservation treatment) for historical illustrations. Don´t miss the
Historical Art Gallery and the Bibliography of Historical Art. Some highlights from the Department of Paleobiology. Last but not least:
Reconstructing an ancient environment. Reconstructing of invertebrates, vertebrates and fossil plants.
These expired links are now available through the Internet Archive´s Wayback Machine.

J. Hornung and T. Aigner (2002): Reservoir architecture in a terminal alluvial plain: an outcrop analogue study (Upper Triassic, southern Germany) Part II: cyclicity, controls and models. PDF file, Journal of Petroleum Geology, 25: 151-178. About Triassic fluvial sandstones of the Stubensandstein Formation.
The link is to a version archived by the Internet Archive´s Wayback Machine.

M.A. Zharkov and N.M. Chumakov (2001): Paleogeography and Sedimentation Settings during Permian–Triassic Reorganizations in Biosphere. In PDF, Stratigraphy and Geological Correlation, 9: 340–363 (translated from Stratigrafiya. Geologicheskaya Korrelyatsiya, Vol. 9).

H.W. Pfefferkorn et al. (2001): Modern tropical analogs for Carboniferous standing forests: Comparison of extinct Mesocalamites with extant Montrichardia. Abstract, Historical Biology, 15.

D. Knaust (2015): Trace fossils from the continental Upper Triassic Kågeröd Formation of Bornholm, Denmark. In PDF, Annales Societatis Geologorum Poloniae, 85: 481–492.
Please take notice: Fig. 7, root traces (rhizoliths) in fine- to medium-grained sand stone.

J. Alleon et al. (2017): Organic molecular heterogeneities can withstand diagenesis. Scientific Reports, 7.

! P.F. van Bergen et al. (1995): Resistant biomacromolecules in the fossil record. Abstract, Acta botanica neerlandica. See also here (in PDF).

J.W. Schopf (1999), article starts on PDF page 105: Fossils and Pseudofossils: Lessons from the Hunt for Early Life on Earth. In PDF; In: Proceedings of the Workshop on Size Limits of Very Small Organisms, Space Studies Board, National Research Council, National Academies Press, Washington, DC. See also here.

Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:
Botanical garden.
! List of botanical gardens.also

! H. Sauquet et al. (2017): The ancestral flower of angiosperms and its early diversification. Nature Communications, 8.

C. Strullu-Derrien et al. (2016): Origins of the mycorrhizal symbioses. PDF file, In: F Martin (ed.): Molecular Mycorrhizal Symbiosis, John Wiley & Sons.

D. Warmflash (2017), Genetic Literacy Project (GLP): GLP explores the intersection of DNA research and real world applications of genetics with the media and policy worlds in order to disentangle science from ideology.
How to teach evolution when students hold creationist views.

! D. Butler (2013): The dark side of publishing. In PDF, Nature.

! W.W. Fischer et al. (2016): How did life survive Earth's great oxygenation? In PDF, Current Opinion in Chemical Biology, 31: 166–178.

T. Cardona (2016): Reconstructing the Origin of Oxygenic Photosynthesis: Do Assembly and Photoactivation Recapitulate Evolution? Front. PlantSci., 7: 257.

B. Saladin et al. (2017): Fossils matter: improved estimates of divergence times in Pinus reveal older diversification. BMC Evolutionary Biology.

T.C. Fischer et al. (2017): Amber from the Alpine Triassic of Lunz (Carnian, Austria): a classic palaeobotanical site. Abstract, Palaeontology.

! D.L. Rabosky et al. (2017): Is BAMM flawed? Theoretical and practical concerns in the analysis of multi-rate diversification models. In PDF, Syst. Biol., 66: 477–498. See also here.

Ismail Md. Mofizur Rahman, Zinnat Ara Begum and Hiroshi Hasegawa (eds., 2016): Water Stress in Plants. Open access! By InTech, Chapters published August 24, 2016 under CC BY 3.0 license.

S.E. Eaton et al. (2017): Plagiarism: Moving from punitive to pro-active approaches. In PDF, PRISM: University of Calgary Digital Repository.

L. Sack and T.N. Buckley (2016): The developmental basis of stomatal density and flux. In PDF, Plant physiology, 171: 2358–2363. See also here.

B. Baresel et al. (2017): Timing of global regression and microbial bloom linked with the Permian-Triassic boundary mass extinction: implications for driving mechanisms. Sci. Rep., 7.

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