Fossil of the Year 2018

Lepidodendron was widespread in Europe and North America around 320 to 300 million years ago. Members of this genus can be found on nearly every coal dump. Remains of this extinct fossil plant, which belongs to the lycopsids, are very common and of both scientific and historical importance.

 

Lycopsids grew in humid areas and were dominant in the vast Upper Carboniferous swamp forests. They provided up to 90 % of the biomass that was later converted to coal. The industrialization beginning in the mid 19th century would not have been possible without coal.

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The registration for the 3rd International Workshop on the T-OAE in Erlangen, Sep 2nd – 5th 2019, ...

A session with the title The Rise of Complex Multicellular Life and Ecologies and Their Role ...

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