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Tertiary and Quaternary fossil wood from Kerguelen (southern Indian Ocean)


Philippe, M and Giret, A and Jordan, GJ, Tertiary and Quaternary fossil wood from Kerguelen (southern Indian Ocean), Academie des Sciences. Comptes Rendus. Serie 2a. Sciences de la Terre et des Planetes, 326, (12) pp. 901-906. ISSN 1251-8050 (1998) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1016/S1251-8050(98)80030-X


Kerguelen is now treeless but forest grew there during the Tertiary. Tertiary fossil wood is common there and was recorded and described by nineteenth century workers. Recently discovered wood from a Pleistocene moraine has shown that trees persisted into the Quaternary. A xylological study helps clarify the history and palaeoecology of the woody vegetation on Kerguelen.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Ecology
Research Field:Palaeoecology
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the environmental sciences
UTAS Author:Jordan, GJ (Professor Greg Jordan)
ID Code:15044
Year Published:1998
Web of Science® Times Cited:9
Deposited By:Plant Science
Deposited On:1998-08-01
Last Modified:2011-08-09

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