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Palaeobotany

Forests frozen in time

Just over 300 million years ago, a forest was dropped below sea level by an earthquake and swiftly buried. Such rapid events provide snapshots of lost ecosystems, sometimes on a huge spatial scale.

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Figure 1: In the mire.

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Johnson, K. Forests frozen in time. Nature 447, 786–787 (2007). https://doi.org/10.1038/447786a

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