Postal address:
Department of Earth Sciences, Royal Holloway, University of London, Egham Hill, Egham, Surrey
Phone: +44 1784 443607

The study of fossil plants in the Department of Earth Sciences involves interdisciplinary research with several areas of geology, biology and chemistry. Current major fields of research interest include:

  The history and impact of fire

   Terrestrial palaeoenvironmental and palaeoclimate proxies

   Molecular palaeobiology

  Events at the Cretaceous-Tertiary, Palaeocene/Eocene and Eocene/Oligocene boundaries

  The evolutionary interaction of animals and plants

   Ecology and evolution of Carboniferous vegetation

   Evolution of Tertiary terrestrial ecosystems

   Palynology and palynofacies as palaeoenvironmental indicators

   Land plants as sources of oil and coal and the evolution of coal-forming vegetation

   Entombment of vegetation by pyroclastic flows

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