Baylor University
Department of Geosciences
College of Arts and Sciences

Geology News Items

Turning over an old leaf: Baylor geologist finds climate clues in fossilized plants

Feb. 21, 2014

Research by Dr. Daniel Peppe, an assistant professor of geology in Baylor's College of Arts & Sciences, has revealed a new set of tools for reconstructing ancient ecosystems using fossilized fern leaves. The study, published this month in the American Journal of Botany, suggests that fern fossils can reveal environmental data from earlier periods compared to existing methods, which rely on plant groups with a shorter fossil record.

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