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The life and work of Emily Dix (1904–1972)

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Cynthia V. Burek
Cynthia V. Burek
Environment Research Group ‘Centre for Science Communication, Department of Biological Sciences, University College Chester, Parkgate Road, Chester CH1 4BJ, UK
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Christopher J. Cleal
Christopher J. Cleal
Department of Biodiversity and Systematic Biology, National Museums and Galleries of Wales, Cathays Park, Cardiff CF10 3NP, UK
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Published:
January 01, 2005

Abstract

Emily Dix was a leading British palaeobotanist during the first half of the 20th century to deal with the stratigraphical distribution of macrofloras. She helped transform the use of fossil plants in defining biostratigraphic units in the Carboniferous strata in Britain; her plant-based zonation remains the foundation of Carboniferous macrofloral biostratigraphy today. She addressed several problems that came to dominate Carboniferous stratigraphical research during the second half of the century, including the mid-Carboniferous boundary and the Westphalian-Stephanian boundary. Her career was tragically cut short by mental illness when she was only in her early 40s.

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Geological Society, London, Special Publications

History of Palaeobotany: Selected Essays

A.J. Bowden
A.J. Bowden
National Museums Liverpool, UK
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C.V. Burek
C.V. Burek
University College, Chester, UK
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R. Wilding
R. Wilding
History of Geology Group, UK
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Geological Society of London
Volume
241
ISBN electronic:
9781862394896
Publication date:
January 01, 2005

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