By Thomas Denk
Being the one position within the northern North Atlantic yielding overdue Cainozoic terrestrial sediments wealthy in plant fossils, Iceland presents a distinct archive for crops and weather improvement during this zone. This ebook comprises the total plant fossil checklist from Iceland spanning the prior 15 million years. 11 sedimentary rock formations containing over 320 plant taxa are defined. for every vegetation, palaeoecology and floristic affinities in the Northern Hemisphere are proven. the outstanding fossil list permits a deeper realizing of the position of the “North Atlantic Land Bridge” for intercontinental plant migration and of the Gulf Stream-North Atlantic present procedure for neighborhood climatic evolution.
’Iceland sits as a “fossil catch” on the most fascinating biogeographic trade routes on the earth - the North Atlantic. The fossil floras of Iceland record either neighborhood vegetational reaction to worldwide weather swap, and extra importantly, support to rfile the character of biotic migration around the North Atlantic within the final 15 million years. during this cutting-edge quantity, the authors position sequential floras of their paleogeographic, paleoclimatic and geologic context, and extract an in depth heritage of biotic reaction to the dynamics of actual change.’
Bruce H. Tiffney, college of California, Santa Barbara
’This beautifully-illustrated monograph of the macro- and microfloras from the overdue Cenozoic of Iceland is a helpful successor to Oswald Heer’s “Flora fossilis arctica”. Its wide scope makes it a needs to for all scientists attracted to climatic swap and palaeobiogeography within the North Atlantic sector. it is going to stay a vintage for years to come.’
David okay. Ferguson, collage of Vienna
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Central volcanoes were fed by magma from chambers underneath the volcanoes and when activity ceased the magma in the chamber solidified as plutonic rocks of gabbro or granophyre. Many plutonic intrusions in the Miocene-Pliocene Succession originated in this way (Saemundsson 1979; Steinthórsson and Thorarinsson 1997). The succession includes all the oldest and more than half of all the fossiliferous sedimentary rock formations discussed in this book (see Chaps. 4–10). 10), covers about 25,000 km2 of land and occupies mostly the area between the older Miocene-Pliocene Succession and the younger Upper Pleistocene Succession.
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Late Cainozoic Floras of Iceland: 15 Million Years of Vegetation and Climate History in the Northern North Atlantic by Thomas Denk