Departmental Papers (EES)

 

The mission of our department is to bring the time perspective of the Earth scientist to bear on contemporary problems of natural-resource conservation and environmental quality. We pursue this mission by exploring present and past interactions of processes that integrate the four terrestrial spheres: lithosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere, and biosphere; by reconstructing the physical and biological history of our planet to provide a baseline for projection of observed trends into an uncertain future; and by educating future generations of environmental analysts, managers, and planners to exercise responsible stewardship of Earth and her natural resources.

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Manuscripts from 2015

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Fractal Patterns in Riverbed Morphology Produce Fractal Scaling of Water Storage Times, Antoine F. Aubeneau, Raleigh L Martin, Rina Schumer, Douglas J. Jerolmack, and Aaron I. Packman

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Dynamics of River Mouth Deposits, Sergio Fagherazzi, Douglas A. Edmonds, William Nardin, Nicoletta Leonardi, Alberto Canestrelli, Federico Falcini, Douglas J. Jerolmack, Giulio Mariotti, Joel C. Rowland, and Rudy L. Slingerland

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Onset of Sediment Transport Is a Continuous Transition Driven by Fluid Shear and Granular Creep, Morgane Houssais, Carlos P. Ortiz, Douglas Durian, and Douglas J. Jerolmack

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Reconstructing the Transport History of Pebbles on Mars, Tímea Szabó, Gabor Domokos, John P. Grotzinger, and Douglas J. Jerolmack

Manuscripts from 2014

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How River Rocks Round: Resolving the Shape-Size Paradox, Gabor Domokos, Douglas J. Jerolmack, Andras Á. Sipos, and Ákos Török

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Hydrodynamic and Suspended Sediment Transport Controls on River Mouth Morphology, Federico Falcini, Anastasia Piliouras, Roberto Garra, Adrien Guerin, Douglas J. Jerolmack, Joel Rowland, and Chris Paola

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Sedimentary Bed Evolution as a Mean-Reverting Random Walk: Implications for Tracer Statistics, Raleigh L Martin, Prashant K. Purohit, and Douglas J. Jerolmack

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Quantifying the Significance of Abrasion and Selective Transport for Downstream Fluvial Grain Size Evolution, Kimberly Litwin Miller, Tímea Szabó, Douglas J. Jerolmack, and Gabor Domokos

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Generalized Sorting Profile of Alluvial Fans, Kimberly Louise Litwin Miller, Meredith D Reitz, and Douglas J. Jerolmack

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Multiscale Bed Form Interactions and Their Implications for the Abruptness and Stability of the Downwind Dune Field Margin at White Sands, New Mexico, USA, Jon D. Pelletier and Douglas J. Jerolmack

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Dynamics and Mechanics of Bed-Load Tracer Particles, Colin B Phillips and Douglas J. Jerolmack

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Diffusive Evolution of Experimental Braided Rivers, Meredith D. Reitz, Douglas J. Jerolmack, Eric Lajeunesse, Angela Limare, Olivier Devauchelle, and François Métivier

Manuscripts from 2013

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Timescale Dependence of Aeolian Sand Flux Observations Under Atmospheric Turbulence, Raleigh L. Martin, Thomas E. Barchyn, Chris H. Hugenholtz, and Douglas J. Jerolmack

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Origin of Hysteresis in Bed Form Response to Unsteady Flows, Raleigh L. Martin and Douglas J. Jerolmack

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Impulse Framework for Unsteady Flows Reveals Superdiffusive Bed Load Transport, Colin B Phillips, Raleigh L Martin, and Douglas J. Jerolmack

Manuscripts from 2012

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Mississippi River and Sea Surface Height Effects on Oil Slick Migration, Federico Falcini, Douglas J. Jerolmack, and Bruno Buongiorno Nardelli

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Hydrogeomorphology of the Hyporheic Zone: Stream Solute and Fine Particle Interactions With a Dynamic Streambed, Judson W. Harvey, Jennifer D. Drummond, Raleigh L Martin, Lauren E. McPhillips, Aaron I. Packman, Douglas J. Jerolmack, Susa H. Stonedahl, Antoine F. Aubeneau, Audrey H. Sawyer, Laurel G. Larsen, and Craig R. Tobias

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The Physical Basis for Anomalous Diffusion in Bed Load Transport, Raleigh L Martin, Douglas J. Jerolmack, and Rina Schumer

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Experimental Alluvial Fan Evolution: Channel Dynamics, Slope Controls, and Shoreline Growth, Meredith D Reitz and Douglas J. Jerolmack

Manuscripts from 2011

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Sorting Out Abrasion in a Gypsum Dune Field, Douglas J. Jerolmack, Meredith D Reitz, and Raleigh L Martin

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The Stratigraphic Filter and Bias in Measurement of Geologic Rates, Rina Schumer, Douglas J. Jerolmack, and Brandon McElroy

Manuscripts from 2010

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A Potential Vorticity Theory for the Formation of Elongate Channels in River Deltas and Lakes, Federico Falcini and Douglas J. Jerolmack

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Shredding of Environmental Signals by Sediment Transport, Douglas J. Jerolmack and Chris Paola

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Barchan-Parabolic Dune Pattern Transition From Vegetation Stability Threshold, Meredith D Reitz, Douglas J. Jerolmack, Ryan C. Ewing, and Raleigh L Martin

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Flooding and Flow Path Selection on Alluvial Fans and Deltas, Meredith D Reitz, Douglas J. Jerolmack, and John B. Swenson

Manuscripts from 2009

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Real and Apparent Changes in Sediment Deposition Rates Through Time, Rina Schumer and Douglas J. Jerolmack

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Experimental Evidence for Statistical Scaling and Intermittency in Sediment Transport Rates, Arvind Singh, Kurt Fienberg, Douglas J. Jerolmack, Jeffrey Marr, and Efi Foufoula-Georgiou

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Temporal and spatial coherence of sound at 250 Hz and 1659 km in the Pacific Ocean: Demonstrating internal waves and deterministic effects explain observations, John L. Speisberger

Manuscripts from 2008

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Helping HELP with limited resources: The Luquillo experience, Frederick N. Scatena, J R. Ortiz-Zayas, and J F. Blanco-Libreros

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Comparison of Measured and Modeled Temporal Coherence of Sound Near 75 Hz and 3683 km in the Pacific Ocean, John L. Spiesberger

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Marattia aganzhenensis sp. nov from the Lower Jurassic Daxigou Formation of Lanzhou, Gansu, China, Shu Yang, Jun Wang, and Hermann W. Pfefferkorn

Manuscripts from 2007

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Transience and Persistence in the Depositional Record of Continental Margins, Douglas J. Jerolmack and Peter Sadler

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Scaling Relationships and Evolution of Distributary Networks on Wave-Influenced Deltas, Douglas J. Jerolmack and John B. Swenson

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Early Permian coal-forming floras preserved as compressions from the Wuda District (Inner Mongolia, China), Hermann W. Pfefferkorn and Jun Wang

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Channel Network Scaling Laws in Submarine Basins, Kyle M. Straub, Douglas J. Jerolmack, David Mohrig, and Daniel H. Rothman

Manuscripts from 2006

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Developing detailed records of relative sea-level change using a foraminiferal transfer function: an example from North Norfolk, UK, Robin J. Edwards and Benjamin P. Horton

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Late Quaternary Relative Sea-level Changes in Mid-latitudes, Benjamin P. Horton

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The development and application of a diatom-based quantitative reconstruction technique in forensic science, Benjamin P. Horton, Steve Boreham, and Caroline Hillier

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Modern saltmarsh diatom distributions of the Outer Banks, North Carolina, and the development of a transfer function for high resolution reconstructions of sea level , Benjamin P. Horton, Reide Corbett, Stephen J. Culver, Robin J. Edwards, and Caroline Hillier

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Quantifying Holocene Sea Level Change Using Intertidal Foraminifera: Lessons from the British Isles, Benjamin P. Horton and Robin J. Edwards

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Patterns in cumulative increase in live and dead species from foraminiferal time series of Cowpen Marsh, Tees Estuary, UK: Implications for sea-level studies , Benjamin P. Horton and John W. Murray

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Interactions Between Bed Forms: Topography, Turbulence, and Transport, Douglas J. Jerolmack and David Mohrig

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Spatial Grain Size Sorting in Eolian Ripples and Estimation of Wind Conditions on Planetary Surfaces: Application to Meridiani Planum, Mars, Douglas J. Jerolmack, David Mohrig, John P. Grotzinger, David A. Fike, and Wesley A. Watters

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Regions that influence acoustic propagation in the sea at moderate frequencies, and the consequent departures from the ray-acoustic description, John L. Spiesberger

Manuscripts from 2005

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A Late Devonian Isoetalean Lycopsid, Otzinachsonia Beerboweri, Gen. Et Sp. Nov., From North-Central Pennsylvania, USA, Walter L. Cressler III and Hermann W. Pfefferkorn

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Infaunal Marsh Foraminifera From the Outer Banks, North Carolina, USA, Stephen J. Culver and Benjamin P. Horton

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Pre-treatment effects on coral skeletal delta13C and delta18O, Andrea G. Grottoli, Lisa J. Rodrigues, Kathryn A. Matthews, James E. Palardy, and Olivia T. Gibb

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The application of local and regional transfer functions to the reconstruction of Holocene sea levels, north Norfolk, England, Benjamin P. Horton and Robin J. Edwards

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Holocene sea levels and palaeoenvironments, Malay-Thai Peninsula, southeast Asia , Benjamin P. Horton, P. L. Gibbard, G. M. Milne, R. J. Morley, C. Purintavaragul, and J. M. Stargardt

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The Development Of A Modern Foraminiferal Data Set For Sea-Level Reconstructions, Wakatobi Marine National Park, Southeast Sulawesi, Indonesia, Benjamin P. Horton, John E. Whittaker, Katie H. Thomson, Michael I. J. Hardbattle, Andrew Kemp, Sarah A. Woodroffe, and Matthew R. Wright

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A Unified Model for Subaqueous Bed Form Dynamics, Douglas J. Jerolmack and David Mohrig

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Metabolism of a tropical rainforest stream, Jorge R. Ortiz-Zayas, William M. Lewis Jr., James F. Saunders III, James H. McCutchan Jr., and Frederick N. Scatena

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Probability distributions for locations of calling animals, receivers, sound speeds, winds, and data from travel time differences, John L. Spiesberger

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Holocene sea-level changes in the Indo-Pacific, Sarah A. Woodroffe and Benjamin P. Horton

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Intertidal Mangrove Foraminifera From The Central Great Barrier Reef Shelf, Australia: Implications for Sea-Level Reconstruction, Sarah A. Woodroffe, Benjamin P. Horton, Piers Larcombe, and John E. Whittaker

Manuscripts from 2004

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A Minimum Time for the Formation of Holden Northeast Fan, Mars, Douglas J. Jerolmack, David Mohrig, Maria T. Zuber, and Shane Byrne

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From dinosaurs to dyrosaurids (Crocodyliformes): Removal of the post-Cenomanian (Late Cretaceous) record of Ornithischia from Africa , Matthew C. Lamanna, Joshua B. Smith, Yousry S. Attia, and Peter Dodson

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The development of a diatom-based transfer function along the Pacific coast of eastern Hokkaido, northern Japan—an aid in paleoseismic studies of the Kuril subduction zone , Yuki Sawai, Benjamin P. Horton, and Tamotsu Nagumo

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Cytological and ultrastructural preservation in Eocene Metasequoia leaves from the Canadian High Arctic, Karimah Schoenhut, David R. Vann, and Ben A. LePage

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Acoustic identification of a single transmission at 3115 km from a bottom-mounted source at Kauai, John L. Spiesberger

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Geometry of locating sounds from differences in travel time: Isodiachrons, John L. Spiesberger

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A New Species of Discinites (Noeggerathiales) Associated with a New Species of Yuania from the Lower Permian of Inner Mongolia, China , Jun Wang, Hermann W. Pfefferkorn, Zhuo Feng, and Guanglong Shen

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A biogeochemical analysis of the Pocono till barrens and adjacent hardwood forest underlain by Wisconsinan and Illinoian till in northeastern Pennsylvania, Anne W. Wibiralske, Roger Earl Latham, and Arthur H. Johnson

Manuscripts from 2003

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Community and population dynamics of spruce-fir forests on Whiteface Mountain, New York: recent trends, 1985-2000, John J. Battles, Timothy J. Fahey, Thomas G. Siccama, and Arthur H. Johnson

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High-sensitivity photoacoustic leak testing, Eric Huang, David R. Dowling, Timothy Whelan, and John L. Spiesberger

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Nitrogen availability and forest productivity along a climosequence on Whiteface Mountain, New York, Amishi B. Joshi, David R. Vann, Arthur H. Johnson, and Eric K. Miller

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A proposal for a standard terminology of anatomical notation and orientation in fossil vertebrate dentitions, Joshua B. Smith and Peter Dodson

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U.S. Navy sources and receivers for studying acoustic propogation and climate change in the ocean (L), John L. Spiesberger

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Blind prediction of broadband coherence time at basin scales, John L. Spiesberger, Frederick Tappert, and Andrew R. Jacobson

Manuscripts from 2002

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A Pre-Glacial, Warm-Temperate Floral Belt in Gondwana (Late Visean, Early Carboniferous), Roberto Iannuzzi and Hermann W. Pfefferkorn

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Site factors determining epiphytic lichen distribution in a dieback-affected spruce-fir forest on Whiteface Mountain, New York: stemflow chemistry, Michaela Schmull, Markus Hauck, David R. Vann, Arthur H. Johnson, and Michael Runge

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Probability density functions for hyperbolic and isodiachronic locations, John L. Spiesberger and Magnus Wahlberg

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Study of a novel range-dependent propogation effect with application to the axial injection of signals from the Kaneohe source, Frederick D. Tappert, John L. Spiesberger, and Michael A. Wolfson

Manuscripts from 2001

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Response Of Late Carboniferous And Early Permian Plant Communities To Climate Change, William A. DiMichele, Hermann W. Pfefferkorn, and Robert A. Gastaldo

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The value of paleoecology as an aid to monitoring ecosystems and landscapes, chiefly with reference to North America, Eville Gorham, Grace S. Brush, Lisa J. Graumlich, Michael L. Rosenzweig, and Arthur H. Johnson

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The significance of a Hastingsite granite in the Carn Chuinneag-Inchbae Complex, Ian Harker and Timothy Leahy

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A Dendroctonus Bark Engraving (Coleoptera: Scolytidae) From A Middle Eocene Larix (Coniferales: Pinaceae): Early Or Delayed Colonization?, Conrad C. Labandeira, Ben A. LePage, and Arthur H. Johnson

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Ecological rhythms and the management of humid tropical forests. Examples from the Caribbean National Forest, Puerto Rico, Frederick N. Scatena

Manuscripts from 2000

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Foraminiferal biostratigraphy of Late Oligocene-Miocene reefal carbonates in southwestern Puerto Rico, Amit Banerjee, Keddy Yemane, and Arthur H. Johnson

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Eutrophic overgrowth in the self-organization of tropical wetlands illustrated with a study of swine wastes in rainforest plots , Robert Kent, H. T. Odum, and Frederick N. Scatena

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Non-Indigenous Bamboo along Headwater Streams of the Luquillo Mountains, Puerto Rico: Leaf Fall, Aquatic Leaf Decay and Patterns of Invasion , Paul J. O'Connor, Alan P. Covich, Frederick Scatena, and Lloyd L. Loope

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Effects of Nutrient Availability and Other Elevational Changes on Bromeliad Populations and Their Invertebrate Communities in a Humid Tropical Forest in Puerto Rico, Barbara A. Richardson, M. J. Richardson, Frederick Scatena, and William H. McDowell

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Effects of Hurricane Disturbance on Stream Water Concentrations and Fluxes in Eight Tropical Forest Watersheds of the Luquillo Experimental Forest, Puerto Rico, Douglas A. Schaefer, William H. McDowell, Frederick Scatena, and Clyde E. Asbury

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Finding the right cross-correlation peak for locating sounds in multipath environments with a fourth-moment function, John L. Spiesberger

Manuscripts from 1992

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Hurricane Hugo: Damage to a Tropical Rain Forest in Puerto Rico, Khadga Basnet, Gene E. Likens, Frederick N. Scatena, and Ariel E. Lugo

Manuscripts from 1984

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Reconstruction and architecture of medullosan pteridosperms (Pennsylvanian), Hermann W. Pfefferkorn, W. H. Gillespie, D. A. Resnick, and M. H. Scheihing

Manuscripts from 1977

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An early Pennsylvanian Flora with Megalopteris and Noeggerathiales from west-central Illinois, Richard L. Leary and Hermann W. Pfefferkorn

Manuscripts from 1970

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A comparison of the floras of the Colchester (No. 2) Coal and Francis Creek Shale, R. A. Peppers and Hermann W. Pfefferkorn