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Type: Journal article
Title: Consequences of long-distance dispersal of plant macrofossils
Author: Hill, R.S.
Citation: New Zealand Journal of Botany, 1981; 19(2):241-242
Publisher: Royal Society of New Zealand
Issue Date: 1981
ISSN: 0028-825X
1175-8643
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Responsibility: 
Robert S. Hill
Abstract: Long-distance dispersal of plant macrofossils is a commonly recognised phenomenon, but in most fossil assemblages it is difficult to determine its extent. Long-distance dispersal will probably affect any analysis based on foliar physiognomy (leaf size and margin type), particularly if it causes species from more than one vegetation type to be present in the assemblage. Mbre serious objections to the use of foliar physiognomy, particularly for estimating palaeoclimates and vegetation types, arc the frequent over-abundance of streamand lake-side plants in deposits and the current lack of knowledge of the representation of surrounding vegetation in depositional sites.
Keywords: macrofossils; long-distance dispersal; palaeoclimates; Tertiary; Quaternary
Rights: Copyright status unknown
RMID: 0030009337
DOI: 10.1080/0028825X.1981.10425123
Appears in Collections:Ecology, Evolution and Landscape Science publications

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