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Cymraeg

Palaeozoic floristics

Current projects

Area of coal swamps of Variscan Euramerica.  Drawn by C. Cleal.
Area of coal swamps of Variscan Euramerica. Drawn by C. Cleal.
Members of the IGCP 575 team at Zagreb (2011).
Members of the IGCP 575 team at Zagreb (2011).

Past projects in this research area

The Section has co-ordinated two earlier international projects in this field. The first project, funded through the NATO Science Programme, occurred between 2000 and 2002 and compared the late Carboniferous vegetation between South Wales, Nova Scotia and Bulgaria. The second project was a larger collaborative undertaking under the auspices of UNESCO's International Geological Correlation Programmme (IGCP) and involved colleagues across Europe and eastern North America. The aim was to establish detailed distributional patterns of the biotas during late Carboniferous times and how this related to changes in the physical habitats including climate. The Section has hosted two recent CASE studentships, in partnership with the universities of Sheffield and Birmingham, investigating late Carboniferous floras of northern China and Bristol.