Fossil Plants and Spores: Modern Techniques

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Tim P. Jones, Nick P. Rowe
Geological Society of London, 1999 - Science - 396 pages
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Contents

List of contributors
1
Anderson Angela A Bruch
2
Extraction of lignitic and fusainized plant fragments from unconsolidated sandy
9
Thomas Speck Jardin Botanico de Cordoba Avenida de Linneo
11
Small palynomorphs
15
Palynomorph extraction from peat lignite and coals
26
Surface preparation of macrofossils degagement
33
Plant and spore compression in sediments
39
Solidstate 13C nuclear magnetic resonance of fossil plants and spores
149
Isolation identification and authentication of DNA sequences derived from
156
Spore colour measurement
165
The plant fossil record on the internet
177
Curation in museum collections
184
Palynofacies analysis
194
Laboratoire de Biogeochimie Isotopique CNRS Thomas Denk
206
field techniques in modern environments
210

Light microscopy of fossil pollen and spores
47
Scanning electron microscopy of megafossils and mesofossils
57
The acetate peel technique
67
David K Ferguson Pat Hatcher
69
Thin sections and wafering
76
Polished blocks and reflected light microscopy
82
Opaque petrifaction techniques
91
Lignified and charcoalified fossil wood
92
Biomechanical analysis
105
The ultrastructure of fossil cuticle
113
Megaspore ultrastructure
121
Collection and storage of fossil plant remains for organic geochemical analyses
135
Herve Bocherens
139
applications to palaeobotany
143
John E A Marshall Dept of Earth Sciences The Open University
214
Spore and pollen biostratigraphy
225
Palaeobotanical databases and palaeoclimate signals
240
the practice
257
Techniques for analysing uncompacted lake sediments
274
collecting and analytical techniques for subfossils
290
Robert A Gastaldo Department of Archaeology University
301
carbon distribution in trees
306
Techniques in the study of plantarthropod interactions
310
collecting transporting and ownership of fossils
323
References
339
Glossary of terms
374
Index
389
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