Channing, A. 2001 PhD Thesis - Processes and Environments of Vascular Plant Silicification
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- Introduction - Yellowstone National Park - Hot Springs - Silicification reviewed
- Methods - Analytical and imaging techniques
- Experimental silicification of plants in hot springs, Yellowstone results after 30 days
- Experimental silicification of plants in hot springs, Yellowstone results after 11 months
- Sub-fossil plants from Yellowstone hot spring environments
- Environments of preservation of the Lower Devonian Rhynie Chert hot spring deposit
- Active geothermally influenced wetlands and plant fossilisation Yellowstone NP
- Holocene fossil geothermally influenced wetlands Yellowstone NP
- Sedimentology of an active geothermal wetland Norris Geyser Basin Yellowstone NP
- Evidence for ancient geothermal wetlands in the fossil record
- Are active geothermal wetlands comparable to Rhynie?
- Localities and museum numbers for figured specimens
Partially silicified vascular strand of the wetland plant Eleocharis rostellata
(viewed in transverse section) following 11 months in the vent pool of Medusa Geyser, Yellowstone N.P.