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Title Plants invade the land : evolutionary and environmental perspectives / editors, Patricia G. Gensel, Dianne Edwards
Published New York : Columbia University Press, [2001]
©2001
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Description 1 online resource (x, 304 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series Critical moments and perspectives in earth history and paleobiology series
Critical moments in paleobiology and earth history series.
Contents Embryophites on land / Dianne Edwards and Charles Wellman -- Rustling in the undergrowth / William A. Shear and Paul A. Selden -- New data on Nothia apylla Lyon 1964 ex el-Saadawy et Lacey 1979, a poorly known plant from the lower Devonian Rhine Chert / Hans Kerp, Hagen Hass, and Volker Mosbrugger -- Morphology of above-and below-ground structures in early Devonian (Pragian-Emsian) plants / Patricia L. Gensel, Michele E. Kotyk, and James F. Basinger -- The pongchong 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 empbryophytes: 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 [and others] -- 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 paleoatmospheric CO₂ levels / Steven G. Driese and Claudia I. Mora
Summary 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
Notes Based on a symposium held during the Fifth International Organization of Paleobotany Conference in 1996
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-289) and index
Notes In English
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Subject Paleobotany.
Plants -- Evolution.
Form Electronic book
Author Edwards, D. (Dianne)
Gensel, Patricia G., 1944-
International Organization of Paleobotany. Conference (5th : 1996)
ISBN 0231111614
0231504969 (electronic bk.)
9780231111614
9780231504966 (electronic bk.)