Plants Invade the Land: Evolutionary and Environmental Perspectives by Dianne Edwards

Plants Invade the Land: Evolutionary and Environmental Perspectives

byDianne Edwards, Patricia Gensel

Kobo ebook | February 14, 2001

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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.

Patricia Gensel is a professor of biology at the University of North Carolina. She is the co-author of Plant Life in the Devonian.Dianne Edwards holds a chair in paleobotany in the Department of Earth Sciences at the University of Wales. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society and has been President of the Paleontological Association an...
Title:Plants Invade the Land: Evolutionary and Environmental PerspectivesFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:February 14, 2001Publisher:Columbia University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0231504969

ISBN - 13:9780231504966

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Table of Contents

Embryophytes on Land: The Ordovician to Lochkovian (Lower Devonian) Record
Rustling in the Undergrowth: Animals in Early Terrestrial Ecosystems
New Data on Nothia aphylla Lyon 1964 ex El-Saadawy et Lacey 1979, a Poorly Known Plant from the Lower Devonian Rynie Chert
Morphology of Above- and Below-Ground Sturctures in Early Devonian (Pragian-Emsian) Plants
The Posongchong Floral Assemblages of Southeastern Yunnan, China--Diversity and Disparity in Early Devonian Plant Assemblages
The Middle Devonian Flora Revisited
The Origin, Morphology, and Ecophysiology of Early Embryophytes: Neontological and Paleontological Perspectives
Biological Roles for Phenolic Compounds in the Evolution of Early Land Plants
The Effect of the Rise of Land Plants on Atmospheric CO2 During the Paleozoic
Early Terrestrial Plant Environments: An Example from the Emsian of Gaspe, Canada
Effects of the Middle to Late Devonian Spread of Vascular Land Plants on Weathering Regimes, Marine Biotas, and Global Climate
Diversification of Siluro-Devonian Plant Traces in Paleosols and Influence on Estimates of Paleoatmospheric CO2 Levels

Editorial Reviews

This book contributes to our knowledge of the exciting story of the origin of plants on land, from an evolutionary and environmental perspective.... recommended for advanced researchers in paleobotany and paleoecology of the age of plants invading land.