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Plant Community History: Long-term changes in plant distribution and diversity

By: JH Tallis

416 pages, 102 illus

Chapman & Hall

Hardback | Dec 1990 | #7379 | ISBN: 0412303205
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This presents a global overview of vegetational changes in response to large-scale environmental changes, particularly climate, in the last 65 million years, and draws on new research in palynology, climatology, geophysics and oceanography.

I would use Plant Community History as a textbook in a course on Cenozoic vegetation history,... [a] welcome and important addition to the literature of natural history. - TREE; Tallis has made a thorough and far reaching analysis of a very extensive volume of literature to put this book togetherm but at the same time has integrated the history of the earth's vegetation in a scholarly yet readable manner. - Biologist; I shall certainly recommend this book to any undergraduates showing more than a passing interest in palaeonecology and, of course, to postgraduate students... - New Phytologist


The reality of long-term change; diversity - the global plant cover; diversity - global climate; environmental change - the tertiary period; environmental change - the Pleistocene ice age; environmental change - the Holocene; the development of diversity; plant migration; the forested world of the tertiary; forests in decline; the resurgence of forest; forests under threat; dryland communities; coldland communities; past, present and future.

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