Record details

Title
    Vegetation patterns of Westphalian and Lower Stephanian mire assemblages preserved in tuff beds of the continental basins of Czech Republic
Author
    Libertín, Milan
    Opluštil, Stanislav
    Pšenička, Josef
    Šimůnek, Zbyněk
Language
    anglicky
Publication type
    článek v periodiku
Source title - serial
    Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology
Vol./nr.
    Roč. 143, č. 3-4
Pages
    48
Year
    2007
Thesaurus term
    fossiliferous tuffs
    Palaeoecology
    Pennsylvanian
    plant assemblages
Keyword
    Assemblages
    Basins
    Beds
    Continental
    Czech
    Lower
    Mire
    Patterns
    Preserved
    Republic
    Stephanian
    Tuff
    Vegetation
    Westphalian
Abstract (in english)
   Several volcanoclastic beds in coal-bearing strata of the Late Palaeozoic continental basins in the Czech Republic contain in situ buried peat-forming plant ecosystems the study of which provides a unique insight into their structural pattern and species composition. Middle Pennsylvanian peat-forming plant assemblages at 14 localities in basins of central and western Bohemia and from the Intra-Sudetic Basin (NE Bohemia) were characterised based on collections of plants preserved in five successive tuff beds. Analysis of plant remains preserved in these beds reveals the co-existence of several ecologically controlled plant assemblages ranging from structurally simple, low-diversity to high-diversity phytocoenoses, with complex structural patterns and synecological relationships.
Contributor
    Národní muzeum Praha
Contributor code
    NM
Source format
    R
Import date
    8. 8. 2012