Paleobotany conducts research, research training and graduate education on the world’s prehistoric plants–their global diversity, evolution, geography, genomics, morphology, conservation, ecology and behavior. These studies are grounded in research collections of 89,000 specimens and their associated data. Major focuses of paleobotany are the late Permian and middle Triassic floras of Antarctica.
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Paleobotany at a Glance
The anatomy, morphology and reproductive biology, as well as plant-animal and plant-microbe interactions of the flora of the Late Permian (~250 million years ago) and Middle Triassic (238 mya) floras from Antarctica.
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