The Geobiology and Ecology of Metasequoia / Edition 1

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The plant fossil record indicates that the genus Metasequoia was widely distributed throughout the Northern Hemisphere from the early Late Cretaceous to the Plio-Pleisene. Today the genus has shrunk to one species with approximately 5,000 mature individuals in southeastern China’s Xiahoe Valley. This book distills the current understanding of the biology, ecology and physiology of fossil and living Metasequoia, current research directions and problems that remain unresolved.

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"… Alles in allem liefert das vorliegende Werk eine enorme Fülle von Fakten und darauf basierender, fundierter Interpretationen zu den verschiedensten rezent- und paläobotanischen Aspekten die die Gattung Metasequoia betreffen. Das Werk kann man daher als unverzichtbares … Standardwerk für jeden ansehen, der sich … mit diesem Taxon befasst. Darüber hinaus zeigt dieses Buch auch modellhaft, wie man die ökologische Interpretation ausgewählter fossiler Taxa durch interdisziplinäre Forschungen optimieren kann … Gleichermaßen detaillierte und fundierte Bearbeitungen … helfen, unser Verständnis … deutlich zu verbessern."

(D. UHL, in: Zentralblatt für Geologie und Paläontologie Teil II, 2006, Issue 3-4, S. 611 f.)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402026317
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 5/31/2005
  • Series: Topics in Geobiology Series , #22
  • Edition description: 2005
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 434
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

PART I – FOSSIL METASEQUOIA AND HISTORY Chapter 1 – The Evolution and Biogeographic History of Metasequoia
Ben A. LePage, Hong Yang and Midori Matsumoto Chapter 2 – Paleoecology and History of Metasequoia in Japan, with Reference to its extinction and Survival in East Asia.
Arata Momohara Chapter 3 – A High-Resolution Palynological Analysis, Axel Heiberg Island, Canadian High Arctic
Suzanna L. Richter and Ben A. LePage Chapter 4 – Metasequoia in the Oligocene Bridge Creek Flora of Western North America: Ecological Implications and The History of Research
Herbert W. Meyer Chapter 5 – Gunther’s Travels: The Odyssey of Metasequoia Seeds from the 1920s?
Judy Barrett Litoff PART II – CUTICLE, ULTRASTRUCTURE AND BIOMOLECULES Chapter 6 – Cuticle Analysis of Living and Fossil Metasequoia
Qin Leng Chapter 7 – Ultrastructural Preservation in Middle Eocene Metasequoia Leaf Tissues from the Buchanan Lake Formation
Karimah Schoenhut Chapter 8 – Biomolecules from Living and Fossil Metasequoia: Biological and Geological Applications
Hong Yang PART III – ECOLOGY AND ECOPHYSIOLOGY Chapter 9 –Ecological Characteristics of Metasequoia glyptostroboides
Christopher J. Williams Chapter 10 –Physiological Ecology of Metasequoia glyptostroboides Hu et Cheng
David R. Vann Chapter 11 –Competitive Advantages of Metasequoia in Warm High Latitudes
Richard Jagels and Maria A. Equiza PART IV – CULTIVARS AND HORTICULTURE Chapter 12 –Selecting and PropagatingNew Cultivars of Metasequoia
John Kuser Chapter 13 – Cultivars of Metasequoia glyptostroboides
Christophe Nugue Chapter 14 - A Conservation Plan for Metasequoia in China
Gaytha A. Langlois

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