Baltic amber forms the largest amber deposit on earth and it is particularly well-known for the plethora of arthropod inclusions. The floristic composition, habitat types and climate of its Eocene source area, however, are still controversial. The differing suggestions range from early Eocene tropical to late Eocene temperate environments, and from lowland to montane forests. We screened a large number of inclusions from historic collections and from recently discovered amber pieces and found many inclusions of seed plants, lichens and microfungi that provide important insights into habitat structure and climate.
|Title of host publication||Baltic amber (succinite): an intriguing resin : Bursztyn bałtycki (sukcynit): intrygująca żywica|
|Editors||Ewa Ewa Wagner-Wysiecka|
|Number of pages||5|
|Place of Publication||Gdańsk|
|Publisher||The Gdańsk International Fair Co. (MTG SA), Gdańsk SA|
|Publication date||22 Mar 2019|
|Publication status||Published - 22 Mar 2019|
|MoE publication type||Not Eligible|
|Event||Amberif 2019 - Gdańsk, Poland|
Duration: 22 Mar 2019 → 22 Mar 2019
Conference number: 26th
Fields of Science
- 1181 Ecology, evolutionary biology
Schmidt, A., Sadowski, E-M., Kaasalainen, U., & Rikkinen, J. K. (2019). A botanical view of the ‘Baltic amber forest’: new evidence from seed plants, lichens and fungi. In E. Ewa Wagner-Wysiecka (Ed.), Baltic amber (succinite): an intriguing resin: Bursztyn bałtycki (sukcynit): intrygująca żywica (pp. 5-9). Gdańsk: The Gdańsk International Fair Co. (MTG SA), Gdańsk SA.