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Biology Bulletin

, Volume 43, Issue 1, pp 75–86 | Cite as

New approaches for reconstruction of the ecosystem of an Eocene amber forest

  • V. I. Alekseev
  • P. I. AlekseevEmail author
Ecology

Abstract

Analytical data on fauna of the beetles and flora of vascular plants from Baltic amber are given. The community of the amber forest is reconstructed on the basis of these data. It was a thermophilic, humidmixed forest similar to modern subtropical forests of Eastern and Southeastern Asia. The existing reconstructions representing this community as a mountain forest predominated by conifers are not confirmed.

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Biology Bulletin Foliage Tree Baltic Amber Rotten Wood Modern Genus 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Kaliningrad State Technical UniversityKaliningradRussia
  2. 2.Komarov Botanical InstituteRussian Academy of SciencesSt. PetersburgRussia

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