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Themes of land plant evolution, a celebration of the contributions of Leo J. Hickey

Taylor, David [1], Green, Walton [2].

Themes of land plant evolution, a celebration of the contributions of Leo J. Hickey.

In the last generation, our understanding of land plant evolution has been greatly enriched by the growth of molecular phylogenetics and biogeochemistry, and by the application of ecological and functional approaches to paleobotany. Both directly, and indirectly though his students,post-docs and colleagues, Leo Hickey has studied a many aspects of land plant evolution, focusing primarily on angiosperms. In 45 years of research and over 100 publications Leo has shown how the field of paleobotany does more than inform us about extinct morphologies and aid in understanding the relationships of plant groups, it also provides unique data on ancient environments. For this colloquium, we have identified a range of topics that exemplifies Hickey's diverse interests. These include the areas of leaf architecture,paleofloristics, paleoclimate, paleoecology, angiosperm diversification, and paleobiology. The colloquium will bring together researchers presenting current topics, followed by discussion of the current status of these areas.

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1 - INDIANA UNIVERSITY SOUTHEAST, Department of Biology, 4201 GRANT LINE ROAD, NEW ALBANY, IN, 47150, USA, 812-941-2377
2 - Harvard University, DEPT GEOLOGY & GEOPHYSICS, Botanical Museum, 26 Oxford St., Cambridge, MA, 02138, USA, 203 640 8122

leaf architecture
angiosperm diversification.

Presentation Type: Symposium or Colloquium Presentation
Session: C6
Location: Belle-Chasse/Riverside Hilton
Date: Tuesday, July 30th, 2013
Time: 1:15 PM
Number: C6SUM
Abstract ID:26
Candidate for Awards:None

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