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NECLIME working group on fossil wood

Coordination: Jakub Sakala, Olesya V. Bondarenko, Stanila Iamandei

The NECLIME working group on fossil wood was formed to discuss questions on taxonomy in the fossil record and on different paleoclimate reconstruction techniques based on fossil wood. Therefore this group discusses the application of light and scanning electron microscopy on fossil woods and the correct identification of modern living relatives. Physiognomic analyses of wood anatomy provide a basis for different methods of paleoclimate reconstructions on which the group reflects in constructive discussions to establish guidelines among the NECLIME members and beyond.

Forthcoming meeting

Information on forthcoming events will be announced at Workshops

Past workshops and reports

1. workshop, Brno (Czech Republic), 2013 - Report

Photos of past workshops here

Useful links

Inside Wood
This is a database of modern and fossil wood with currently 9,797 descriptions and 50,074 images.

International Association of Wood Anatomists

Wood Anatomy of Central European Species
Identify your species with online with high resolution cross- and length sections from trunks and twigs. By Schoch et al. (2004)

Online Photo Atlas on Plant Anatomy
Homepage managed James D. Mauseth and colleagues of the Plant Anatomy Laboratory showing micrographs of plant cells and tissues with explanatory texts.

Online Photo Atlas on Plant Anatomy
Photographic Atlas of Plant Anatomy by John D Curtis, Nels R. Lersten and Michael D. Nowak

Xylem characterization of Conifers
Characterization of the xylem of 352 conifers by Esteban et al. (2004)

Fossil wood of Central Europe
Database Triassic to Pleistocene woods, managed by Alfred Selmeier

Database of Japanese Wood Species
Wood database of the Forestry and Forest Product Research Institute


Fossile wood  © E. Martinetto

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