Presentations


X-ray Synchrotron Microtomography of a silicified Jurassic Cheirolepidiaceae (Conifer) cone: histology and morphology of Pararaucaria collinsonae sp. nov.

Type Presentation Event Linnean Society – Palaeobotany Specialist Group Authors Steart DC, Spencer ART,  Garwood RJ, Hilton J, Munt MC, Needham J, Kenrick P, Date November 12, 2014 Abstract The Cheirolepidiaceae are an extinct group of conifers with an extensive Mesozoic fossil record well-documented by foliage, wood, pollen and reproductive organs. Three-dimensionally preserved Cheirolepidiaceous ovuliferous cones […]


An exceptional three-dimensionally preserved Pararaucaria (Cheirolepidiaceae) ovuliferous cone from the late Jurassic of Southern England: non-destructive recovery of full anatomical and histological detail using Diamond Light Source synchrotron

Type Presentation Event EPPC (Padua, Italy) Authors Spencer ART, Kenrick P, Steart DC, Garwood RJ, Hilton J, Munt MC, Needham J Date 2014 Abstract The Cheirolepidiaceae are an extinct group of conifers with an extensive Mesozoic fossil record well-documented by foliage, wood, pollen and reproductive organs. Three-dimensionally preserved Cheirolepidiaceous ovuliferous cones are rare, with few […]


Tomography old and new: comparison of 3D reconstruction techniques for fossil plants   Recently updated !

Type Presentation Event IPC XIII / IOPC IX (Tokyo, Japan) Authors Wickens ZJ, Spencer ART, Hilton J, Sutton MD Notes Presenting work completed by Zoe J. Wickens based on her 2011 MPhil from Imperial College London. Date 2012 Abstract Seed plants appear in the fossil record during the Upper Devonian, but in many subsequent floral assemblages they are […]


A novel Carboniferous ovule elucidated through a combined methodology for three-dimensional reconstruction

Type Presentation Event PalAss Annual Meeting Authors Spencer ART, Hilton J, Suttton MD Date 2011 Abstract Plants fossilised within siderite nodules (FeCO3) are often three-dimensionally preserved – such as those from the Mazon Creek Carboniferous terrestrial lagerstätte. Fossils preserved in this way have historically been studied using single-surface observation or destructive  investigative methods such as […]


3D X-Ray Microtomography Reconstructions: an Important Preliminary Tool for Palaeobotanists

Type Presentation Event The Linnean Society of London: Palaeobotany Specialist Group Meeting Authors Spencer ART, Sutton MD Date 2010 Abstract Over the last decade Micro-CT or X-ray Micro Tomography (XMT), has become increasingly available as an investigative tool. Development of scanning technology has been matched by a rise in computational power and advances in software, reducing the financial […]