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Other titles in the Perspectives in Paleobiology and Earth History series:
Plants Invade the Land: Evolutionary and Environmental Perspectives (Perspectives in Paleobiology and Earth History)
Synopses & Reviews
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. ChinaDiversity 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
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. Related Subjects
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