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palaeobotany

(ˌpælɪəʊˈbɒtənɪ)
n
(Palaeontology) the study of fossil plants
palaeobotanical, ˌpalaeoboˈtanic adj
ˌpalaeoˈbotanist n

paleobotany, palaeobotany

the branch of paleology that studies fossil plants, especially their origin, structure, and growth. — paleobotanist, palaeobotanist, n.paleobotanic, palaeobotanic, paleobotanical, palaeobotanical, adj.
See also: Fossils
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.palaeobotany - the study of fossil plantspalaeobotany - the study of fossil plants    
phytology, botany - the branch of biology that studies plants
palaeodendrology, paleodendrology - the branch of paleobotany that studies fossil trees
palaeobiology, paleobiology - a branch of paleontology that deals with the origin and growth and structure of fossil animals and plants as living organisms
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Paleobotanists data show that birches occupied larger areas of the Central System in the past (Holocene) than in the present, considering this birch grove the largest of the Community of Madrid, which acts as a relict glacier, increasing the identity and value of this Dehesa (Lopez 1997).
This lack of connectivity between the systematic work done by "neobotanists" and paleobotanists has hampered the work in both fields: phylogenetic systematists have difficulty accessing paleobotanical literature for applications including (but not restricted to) fossil calibrations; many systematists do not integrate fossil species and names into considerations of nomenclature and character evolution (e.
Paleobotanists have long used microscopes to devise detailed pictures of the surface of plant fossils.
european plum [12], apple [9,13], crabapple [21], olive [15,18] and peach, nectarine, sweet cherry has been recognized from taxonomists, paleobotanists and breeders.
ANIMAL FOSSILS (9780778712619) explores the basics of different kinds of fossils from insects to prehistoric mammals, DINOSAUR FOSSILS (9780778712626) focuses on how paleontologists recreate dinosaur lives from fossils, HUMAN FOSSILS (9780778712633) focuses on human skeletons and the timeline of discoveries surrounding human remains, and PLANT FOSSILS (9780778712640) considers how plant fossils form and how they are studied by paleobotanists.
The project (called Gentes trans Albium) brought together experts on the physical evidence of people, plants, animals, and landscapes (archeologists, paleobotanists, paleozoologists, geologists, soil scientists, geographers) with scholars who specialize in written documents from the same places and times.
The issue has long preoccupied paleobotanists, with competing theories seeking to explain how angiosperms supplanted ferns and gymnosperms in many regions of the globe.
My favourite bit of information is about paleobotanists at the Birbal Sahni Institute, Lucknow, finding a 65- million- year old fossil of a mango leaf in the hills of Meghalaya.
Paleobotanists have generally concluded that angiosperms evolved considerably earlier than the fossil record indicates, perhaps as long as 175 to 200 millions years ago.
It is not clear why geochemists, paleobotanists, ecologists, and environmental scientists continue to neglect oxygen issues.
Previously, paleobotanists thought that a tree called Archaeopteris was the oldest tree.
Our work reaches across many disciplines involving paleontologists, biomechanical engineers, paleobotanists, and others to showcase how we go about reconstructing the mysterious life of dinosaurs.