XMT


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

Type: Peer Reviewed Research Paper Journal: PeerJ Year: October 23, 2014 Authors: Steart DC, Spencer ART, Garwood RJ, Hilton J, Munt MC, Needham J, Kenrick P DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.7717/peerj.624 Abstract: We document a new species of ovulate cone (Pararaucaria collinsonae) on the basis of silicified fossils from the Late Jurassic Purbeck Limestone Group of southern England (Tithonian […]


Conservation vs investigation of amber: A risk assessment to determine whether amber is altered by micro-CT or confocal microscopy studies

Type: Poster Event: Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections (SPNHC) Cardiff Year: 2014 Authors: Bertini M, Ball AD, Mellish C, Burgio L, Shah B, Pretzel B, Blagoderov V, Goral T, Sykes D, Summerfield R, Steart DC, Garwood RJ, Spencer ART, Ross A, Penney D Abstract: Amber represents an invaluable “time capsule” preserving fossil inclusions in […]


Combined methodologies for three-dimensional reconstruction of fossil plants preserved in siderite nodules: Stephanospermum braidwoodensis nov. sp. (Medullosales) from the Mazon Creek lagerstätte

Type: Peer Reviewed Research Paper Journal: Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology Year: 2013 Authors: Spencer ART, Hilton J, Sutton MD DOI 10.1016/j.revpalbo.2012.09.001 Abstract: A new species of Medullosan ovule from the Mazon Creek Carboniferous lagerstätte is documented using a novel combination of non-invasive X-Ray Micro-Tomography (XMT) and orientated precision sectioning based on the XMT results.  […]


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 […]


Anatomical 3d X-Ray Micro Tomography reconstructions: Maximising palaeobotanical data capture through preliminary non-destructive techniques

Type: Poster Event: The Palaeontological Association Annual Meeting Year: 2010 Authors: Spencer ART, Hilton J, Sutton MD. Abstract: Over the last decade Micro-CT and X-ray Micro Tomography (XMT) have become increasingly available as an investigative tool within physical sciences. Development of scanning technology has been matched by a rise in computational power and advances in software, reducing the […]


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 […]


3D X-Ray Microtomography reconstructions: an important preliminary tool for palaeobotanists

Type: Poster Event: IPC3 Year: 2010 Authors: Spencer ART, Sutton MD 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 and time costs associated with […]