Fossilized remains of wood are an invaluable source of information about paleoecology, paleoclimate, and the evolution of plants. Traditional studies on fossil wood focus on the anatomy of tracheid cells and the use of modern dendrochronological techniques to determine the environmental factors that have influenced the cell structure of wood (Fritts, 1976; Jefferson, 1982; Creber and Chaloner, 1984). The proportion of cell lumen to cell wall reflects the environment in which the trees grew. Information that can be garnered from the cell measurements includes the earlywood-latewood boundary (Fritts, 1976; Creber and Chaloner, 1984;...
PALEOBOTANICAL AND GEOCHEMICAL APPROACHES TO STUDYING FOSSIL TREE RINGS: QUANTITATIVE INTERPRETATIONS OF PALEOENVIRONMENT AND ECOPHYSIOLOGY
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ERIK L. GULBRANSON, PATRICIA E. RYBERG; PALEOBOTANICAL AND GEOCHEMICAL APPROACHES TO STUDYING FOSSIL TREE RINGS: QUANTITATIVE INTERPRETATIONS OF PALEOENVIRONMENT AND ECOPHYSIOLOGY. PALAIOS 2013;; 28 (3): 137–140. doi: https://doi.org/10.2110/palo.2013.SO2
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