Plant Science Group Technical Talk: Dr Liz Truswell, 'Why Palaeobotany?'

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Monday, 1 August 2016 - 10:30am

Only a small fraction of the Earth’s vegetation will ever leave evidence of its existence in the fossil record, and the processes for generating plant fossil assemblages are diverse and complex’.

In this discussion Liz will explore ways in which plants and plant material become fossilised; outline the main features of plant evolution shown by the fossil record; review the applications of palaeobotany in areas such as the use of past climates as baselines for measuring current changes; and speculate briefly about the future directions of palaeobotany. Venue: ANBG Theatrette.