Links for Palaeobotanists

An annotated collection of pointers to information on palaeobotany
or to WWW resources which may be of use to palaeobotanists (with an Upper Triassic bias).

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History of Palaeobotany
Renowned Palaeobotanists, Progress in Palaeobotany ...
Teaching Documents
Palaeobotany, Palaeontology, Palaeoecology, Field Trip Guides ...
Fossil and Recent Plant Taxa
Sphenophyta, Cycads, Bennettitales, Coniferophyta ...
Preservation & Taphonomy
Plant Taphonomy, Cuticles, Amber, Log Jams ...
Palaeobotanical Tools
Preparation & Conservation, Drawing, Writing,
Microscopy, TEM, Photography, Microtomography ...
Institutions & Organisations
Selected Bot. Gardens and Herbaria, Nat. Hist. Museums,
Palaeobot. Collections, Internat. Palaeo Institutions ...
Conferences & List Server
Conferences, Mailing Lists, Newsgroups ...

Articles in Palaeobotany
Plant Evolution, What is Palaeobotany? Jurassic Palaeobotany ...
Plant Anatomy & Taxonomy
Plant Classification, Chemotaxonomy, Phylogeography, Cladistic Methods ...
Palynological Associations, Acritarchs, Dinoflagellates, Palynofacies ...
Ecology & Palaeoenvironment
Stress Conditions, Palaeoenvironment, Ecosystem Recovery,
Palaeosoils, Plant Roots, Playa Lakes, Animal-Plant Interaction ...
Charcoal & Coal Petrology
Fossil charcoal, Fire Ecology, Coal Petrology, Coalification ...
Stomatal Density, Rise of Oxygen, Pre-Neogene Growth Rings ...
Evolution & Extinction
Evolution Sciences vs Creationism, Insect Evo, P-Tr Extinction ...
Selected Geology
Geological Timescale, Palaeogeography, Sedimentology, Gaia Hypothesis ...
Palaeontological Software, Software of all topics ...
All about Upper Triassic
Triassic Palaeobotany, Tr. Palynology, Tr. Climate,
Triassic Stratigraphy, The European Keuper ...
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Databases and Glossaries
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Images of Plant Fossils
Fossil Plants, Reconstructions, Plant Photographs ...
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C.M. Belcher (2016): The influence of leaf morphology on litter flammability and its utility for interpreting palaeofire. In PDF, Phil. Trans. R. Soc. B, 371. See also here.

! C.I. Roos et al. (2016): Living on a flammable planet: interdisciplinary, cross-scalar and varied cultural lessons, prospects and challenges. In PDF, Phil. Trans. R. Soc. B, 371. See also here.

G.E. Mustoe and M. Viney (2017): Mineralogy of Paleocene Petrified Wood from Cherokee Ranch Fossil Forest, Central Colorado, USA. Geosciences, 7.

PalZ. Previous Title: "Paläontologische Zeitschrift".
PalZ (Paläontologische Zeitschrift) is one of the journals with the longest tradition in the field of palaeontology. The journal is dedicated to the promotion of palaeontology as a scientific discipline and publishes high-quality research and review papers on all aspects of this field.

The Guardian, UK (Guardian Unlimited):
Would you Adam and Eve it? Why creation story is at heart of a new spiritual divide (by Catherine Pepinster, September 17, 2017).

R.J. Burnham (1997): Stand characteristics and leaf litter composition of a dry forest hectare in Santa Rosa National Park, Costa Rica. In PDF, Biotropica, 29: 384–395. See also here.

M.E.P. Batista et al. (2017): New data on the stem and leaf anatomy of two conifers from the Lower Cretaceous of the Araripe Basin, northeastern Brazil, and their taxonomic and paleoecological implications. In PDF, PLoS ONE, 12.

A.R.T. Spencer and C. Strullu-Derrien (2017): Photogrammetry: preserving for future generations an important fossil site situated in Maine-et-Loire (France). Poster, in PDF.
Large 1–9m lycoposid stems and branches, rhizomes and leaves, preserved as carbonized adpressions or 3D mold/casts.

Museum Terra Triassica, Euerdorf, Germany:
! Wissenschaftler (Relevanz Trias) geb. 20. Jhd. Scientists who are (or were) involved in Triassic research. A biographical link list, chiefly to Wikipedia entries (in German).

Subcommission on Triassic Stratigraphy (STS). Under the auspicities of the International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS) and International Commission on Stratigraphy (ICS), the STS is charged with the establishment of a standard, globally applicable stratigraphic scale for the Triassic system. Go to:
The list of voting and corresponding members (2012-2014) (e-mail adresses).

Museum Terra Triassica, Euerdorf, Germany:
Allgemeine GEO-Links. (in German).

Trias Verein Thüringen e.V. (in German). Worth checking out: The Member List.
This expired link is now available through the Internet Archive´s Wayback Machine.

N.W. Paterson and G. Mangerud (2017): Palynology and depositional environments of the Middle – Late Triassic (Anisian – Rhaetian) Kobbe, Snadd and Fruholmen formations, southern Barents Sea, Arctic Norway. Abstract, Marine and Petroleum Geology, 86: 304-324.

N.W. Paterson et al. (2017): Late Triassic (early Carnian) palynology of shallow stratigraphical core 7830/5-U-1, offshore Kong Karls Land, Norwegian Arctic. Abstract, Palynology, 41. See also here (in PDF).

P.X. Wang et al. (2014): The global monsoon across timescales: coherent variability of regional monsoons. In PDF, Clim. Past, 10: 2007–2052.

B. van de Schootbrugge et al. (2009): Floral changes across the Triassic/Jurassic boundary linked to flood basalt volcanism. PDF file.
The link is to a version archived by the Internet Archive´s Wayback Machine.

T. Vollmer et al. (2008): Orbital control on Upper Triassic Playa cycles of the Steinmergel-Keuper (Norian): a new concept for ancient playa cycles. Abstract, Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 267: 1–16. See also here (in PDF).

Natalia Zavialova et al. (2010): The ultrastructure of some Rhaetian Circumpolles from southern England. PDF file, Grana, 49: 281-299.
Now recovered from the Internet Archive´s Wayback Machine.

! Susanne Feist-Burkhardt and Annette E. Götz (2002): Kompaktkurse, Palynofazies und Sequenzstratigraphie (K1). PDF file, in German. SEDIMENT 2002, Frankfurt am Main - Darmstadt.
This expired link is now available through the Internet Archive´s Wayback Machine.

Jeff Warner, Fullerton College, Fullerton, California: Domed Cyanobacterial Cabbage-Head Stromatolites. Hoyt Limestone, Late Cambrian; Lester Park, New York.
Website outdated. The link is to a version archived by the Internet Archive´s Wayback Machine.

W. Douglas Boyce, Department of Mines and Energy, Geological Survey Division, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador: Fossil Protection Links. See also here.
Snapshots provided by the Internet Archive´s Wayback Machine.

J.J. Brocks et al. (2017): The rise of algae in Cryogenian oceans and the emergence of animals. Abstract, Nature, 548: 578–581. See also here.

A. Jasper et al. (2016): Indo-Brazilian Late Palaeozoic wildfires: an overview on macroscopic charcoal. In PDF, Revista do Instituto de Geociências - USP Geol. USP, Sér. cient., São Paulo, 16: 87-97.

The Guardian, UK (Guardian Unlimited):
Questioning evolution is neither science denial nor the preserve of creationists (by Fern Elsdon-Baker, September 05, 2017).

! A.R.T. Spencer et al. (2017): New insights into Mesozoic cycad evolution: an exploration of anatomically preserved Cycadaceae seeds from the Jurassic Oxford Clay biota. PeerJ 5.
Description of a new genus of anatomically preserved gymnosperm seed from the Callovian–Oxfordian (Jurassic) Oxford Clay Formation (UK), using a combination of traditional sectioning and synchrotron radiation X-ray micro-tomography (SRXMT).

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) (The former Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe and Karlsruhe University merged into KIT): Plant Evolution - Vorlesungsfolien und Materialien. Lecture notes. See especially:
! Key Points of Plant Evolution (in PDF).

! A. Cornish-Bowden and M.L. Cárdenas (2007): The threat from creationism to the rational teaching of biology. In PDF, Biological research, 40: 113-122. See also here.

Science (full article with costs):
Intelligent design endangers education (by Heslley Machado Silva ,September 01, 2017).

! Wikibooks, the open-content textbooks collection: High School Earth Science.
Contributed by John Benner et al. Worth checking out:
Erosion and Deposition.
Evidence About Earth´s Past.
Earth´s History.
Ecosystems and Human Populations.

M.P. Pound et al. (2017): Deep Machine Learning provides state-of-the-art performance in image-based plant phenotyping. GigaScience. See also here (in PDF).

! I. Suárez-Ruiz and J. Crelling (eds, 2008): Applied Coal Petrology (Elsevier), and here (Amazon). Worth checking out: Table of contents.
See also here.
! Then click the 3. link named "Untitled" (in PDF).
See especially: "2.2.1 Organic Petrography: Macerals and Microlithotypes", starting on PDF page 27.

E.M. Friis et al. (2014): Three-dimensional visualization of fossil flowers, fruits, seeds, and other plant remains using synchrotron radiation X-ray tomographic microscopy (SRXTM): new insights into Cretaceous plant diversity. In PDF, Journal of Paleontology, 88: 684–701. See also here (abstract).

Andrew H. Knoll (2012): Systems paleobiology. Abstract, Geological Society of America Bulletin. See also here (in PDF). See also
here (, or
there (YouTube).

Wikipedia the free encyclopedia:
! Carnian Pluvial Event.

A.K. Srivastava and R. Srivastava (2016): Glossopteridales: An intricate group of plants. In PDF, The Palaeobotanist, 65: 159–167.

M. Rigo et al. (2007): A rise in the carbonate compensation depth of western Tethys in the Carnian (Late Triassic): deep-water evidence for the Carnian Pluvial Event. Abstract, Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 246: 188-205. See also (in PDF).

The Stuttgart State Museum of Natural History, Germany:
Mittlerer und Oberer Keuper.
Mittlerer Keuper vor 233 – 205 Millionen Jahren.
Unterer Keuper.
Unterer Keuper vor 235 – 233 Millionen Jahren.
Easy to understand informations, in German.

! T. Hornung et al. (2007): Multistratigraphic constraints on the NW Tethyan "Carnian crisis". PDF file. In: Lucas, S.G. and Spielmann, J.A., (eds.), The Global Triassic. New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science Bulletin 41.

Dana Krempels, Department of Biology, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL: Evolution and Biodiversity. Lecture Notes.

C. Guan et al. (2016): Controls on fossil pyritization: Redox conditions, sedimentary organic matter content, and Chuaria preservation in the Ediacaran Lantian Biota. Abstract, Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 474: 26-35. See also here (in PDF).

G.J. Retallack (1999): Postapocalyptic greenhouse paleoclimate revealed by earliest Triassic paleosols in the Sydney Basin, Australia. Abstract, GSA Bulletin, 111: 52-70. See also here (in PDF.)

A Lucía et al. (2015): Dynamics of large wood during a flash flood in two mountain catchments. In PDF, Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 15, 1741–1755.

C. Pott and S. McLoughlin (2014): Divaricate growth habit in Williamsoniaceae (Bennettitales): unravelling the ecology of a key Mesozoic plant group. Abstract, Palaeobiodiversity and Palaeoenvironments, 94: 307–325. See also here (in PDF).

M.B. Lara et al. (2017): Palaeoenvironmental interpretation of an Upper Triassic deposit in southwestern Gondwana (Argentina) based on an insect fauna, plant assemblage, and their interactions. In PDF, Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 476: 163–180. See also here.

! C.K. Boyce (2010): The evolution of plant development in a paleontological context. In PDF Current Opinion in Plant Biology, 13: 102-107.

D.A. Ruban (2017): Examining the Ladinian crisis in light of the current knowledge of the Triassic biodiversity changes. Abstract, Gondwana Research, 48: 285-291.

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.

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).

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.

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