The filmmakers synthesize the latest science from the fields of genetics, paleobotany
, anthropology, archaeology and osteobiography, which is the telling of stories of ancient people based on the evidence of their bones.
Leopold associate professor in biology and curator of paleobotany
at the Burke Museum.
Plant Fossils" is an exciting title in a new juvenile series about paleobotany
and paleontology: analyzing plant fossils to discover details about conditions on Earth millions of years ago.
She lists paleobotany
and worms as future subjects she's interested in exploring and sharing with readers.
Specific topics encompass the paleobotany
of Livingston Island, Antarctica; targeted isolation and sequence assembly and characterization of the white spruce; the complete chloroplast genome sequence of a tree fern; reverse genetic analyses of gene function in fern gametophytes; glossopterid seed ferns from the Late Permian period; pollen development; DNA barcoding in the Cycadales; expressed sequence tag analysis in Ginkgo biloba; frequent fires in ancient shrub tundra; the history of native plant communities in the South; past vegetation patterns of New Mexico's Rio Del Oso Valley; and East Asian monsoon and paleoclimatic data analysis.
25 Botany Plant Physiology 24 Mukherjee, A K 15 Botany Plant Physiology 25 Banerjee, T C 14 Zoology Ecology 26 Roy, S K 13 Botany Paleobotany
27 Mukhopadhyay, 12.
As a service (earning project, the 2011 UTM Paleobotany
class conducted a "forensic reconstruction" of the collection yielding 218 specimens (172 fossil plants [168 Carboniferous; 4 Paleogene-Neogene], 29 invertebrates and ichnofossils, and 17 sedimentary-diagenetic features [Ferricrete, leisegang, septarian nodules]).
These early collections resulted in a variety of studies in paleoentomology (Scudder 1877; Handlirsch 1910); paleobotany
and Paleoclimatology, Western Institute for Study of the Environment Colloquium, October 30, 2008, accessed online at: http://westinstenv.
A lengthy essay introduces each genera; there are also introductory essays on classification, names, conifers in nature and the garden, morphology, paleobotany
and evolution, identification, and seed plants.
Paleontology has two directions: paleobotany
that studies fossil remains of plants and paleozoology that studies vertebrates and invertebrates.
The disciplines include forestry, fisheries, anthropology, sociology, economics, honey processing and marketing, ecology (including birds, reptiles, primates and fire studies), paleobotany
, development studies; the list goes on.