Includes bibliographies and index.
|Statement||edited by Bruce H. Tiffney.|
|Contributions||Tiffney, Bruce H.|
|LC Classifications||QE901 .G45 1985|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||viii, 294 p. :|
|Number of Pages||294|
|LC Control Number||84027053|
Review of Geological factors and the Evolution of Plants. The origin and early evolution of land plants in the mid-Palaeozoic era, between about and million years ago, was an important. Evolution of xylem physiology is complicated by the fact that, ever since the early evolution of land plants, xylem has simultaneously performed multiple functions. Regression analysis of various physiological and anatomical characters is used in the chapter to look for trends and possible “trade-offs” between various extant species. Plant History. (Book Reviews: Geological Factors and the Evolution of Plants). Although plants comprise more than 90% of all visible life, and land plants and algae collectively make up the most morphologically, physiologically, and ecologically diverse group of organisms on earth, books on evolution instead tend to focus on animals. This organismal bias has led to an incomplete and often erroneous understanding of evolutionary theory. Because plants grow and reproduce.
Plant Evolution - Chap 00A Prel 3/10/03 Page vii. Plant Evolution - Chap 00A Prel 3/10/03 Page viii. book she or he will understand the factors involved in species change and will have a greater appreciation of the coadaptive nature of plants and people. 2 Introduction. Geological Factors and Evolution of Southwestern Gondwana Triassic Plants. A synergistic model based on reciprocal influences between biotic and abiotic factors is developed for the Triassic of southwestern Gondwana. Changes in physical environment exerted a strong influence on the characteristics and evolution of plant assemblages. The. Geological Processes Affect Natural Selection Scientists discovered flows of molten rock in the Earth's interior breaks the surface into giant plates called Tectonic Plates. This process has two important effects on the evolution and location of life on Earth. 1.) The locations. The evolution of plants has resulted in a wide range of complexity, from the earliest algal mats, through multicellular marine and freshwater green algae, terrestrial bryophytes, lycopods and ferns, to the complex gymnosperms and angiosperms of today. While many of the earliest groups continue to thrive, as exemplified by red and green algae in marine environments, more recently derived groups.