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Early land plants as mediators of geochemical fluxes

Baars, Christian. 2004. Early land plants as mediators of geochemical fluxes. PhD Thesis, Cardiff University.

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Abstract

While the results of the study presented here suggest that the evolution of rooted tracheophytes led to an increase in chemical weathering, this enhancement was relatively small compared with vegetation with small or no below-ground organs. The evolution of rooted tracheophytes during the Middle Devonian may thus have been involved in lowering atmospheric pCO2 levels

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Status: Unpublished
Schools: Earth and Ocean Sciences
Subjects: Q Science > QE Geology
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 30 March 2016
Last Modified: 09 Jan 2018 20:05
URI: http://orca-mwe.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/55378

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