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Plants Invade the Land: Evolutionary and Environmental Perspectives (Perspectives in Paleobiology and Earth History)

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What do we now know about the origins of plants on land, from an evolutionary and an environmental perspective? The essays in this collection present a synthesis of our present state of knowledge, integrating current information in paleobotany with physical, chemical, and geological data.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
    Patricia g. Gensel
  • Embryophytes on Land: The Ordovician to Lochkovian (Lower Devonian) Record
    Dianne Edwards and Charles Wellman
  • Rustling in the Undergrowth: Animals in Early Terrestrial Ecosystems
    William A. Shear and Paul A. Selden
  • New Data on Nothia aphylla Lyon 1964 ex El-Saadawy et Lacey 1979, a Poorly Known Plant from the Lower Devonian Rhynie Chert
    Hans Kerp, Hagen Hass, and Volker Mosbrugger
  • Morphology of Above- and Below-Ground Structures in Early Devonian (Pragian-Emsian) Plants
    Patricia G. Gensel, Michele E. Kotyk, and James F. Basinger
  • The Posongchong Floral Assemblages of Southeastern Yunnan. China—Diversity and Disparity in Early Devonian Plant Assemblages
    Hao Shou-Gang and Patricia G. Gensel
  • The Middle Devonian Flora Revisited
    Christopher M. Berry and Muriel Fairon-Demaret
  • The Origin, Morphology, and Ecophysiology of Early Embryophytes: Neontological and Paleontological Perspectives
    Linda E. Graham and Jane Gray
  • Biological Roles for Phenolic Compounds in the Evolution of Early Land Plants
    Gillian A. Cooper-Driver
  • The Effect of the Rise of Land Plants on Atmospheric CO2 During the Paleozoic
    Robert A. Berner
  • Early Terrestrial Plant Environments: An Example from the Emsian of Gaspé, Canada
    C.L. Hotton, F.M. Hueber, D.H. Griffing, and J.S. Bridge
  • Effects of the Middle to Late Devonian Spread of Vascular Land Plants on Weathering Regimes, Marine Biotas, and Global Climate
    Thomas J. Algeo, Stephen E. Scheckler, and J. Barry Maynard
  • Diversification of Siluro-Devonian Plant Traces in Paleosols and Influence on Estimates of Paleoatmospheric CO2 Levels
    Steven G. Driese and Claudia I. Mora
  • References
  • Index
  • Product Details

    ISBN:
    9780231111607
    Editor:
    Gensel, Patricia G.
    Editor:
    Edwards, Dianne
    Editor:
    Gensel, Patricia G.
    Editor:
    Edwards, Dianne
    Author:
    Gensel, Patricia G.
    Other:
    International Organization of Paleobotan
    Publisher:
    Columbia University Press
    Subject:
    Evolution
    Subject:
    Plants
    Subject:
    Paleontology
    Subject:
    Botany
    Subject:
    Life Sciences - Evolution
    Subject:
    Life Sciences - Botany
    Subject:
    Paleobotany
    Subject:
    Plants -- Evolution.
    Subject:
    Geology-Paleontology
    Series:
    Perspectives in Paleobiology and Earth History
    Publication Date:
    20010131
    Binding:
    Hardcover
    Language:
    English
    Pages:
    512
    Dimensions:
    11.28x8.75x.89 in. 2.14 lbs.

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    Science and Mathematics » Biology » Evolution
    Science and Mathematics » Botany » General
    Science and Mathematics » Environmental Studies » General
    Science and Mathematics » Geology » Paleontology

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