A new study identified three factors critical in the rise of mammal communities since they first emerged during the Age of Dinosaurs.
Scientists describe the emergence of these ecosystems about 51-53 million-years-ago—a time with the highest-known global temperatures in the past 66-million-years—when the Pacific Northwest was a subtropical climate similar to today’s southern Florida.
A new method of sampling fossil leaves allows researchers to more accurately predict climate temperatures.
How tiny fossilized plant particles in Costa Rica can be used to reconstruct past landscapes.
The Burke's paleontological collections are accessible and searchable in this online database.
Researchers sink their teeth into this tricky evolutionary question.
By extracting phytoliths from once-living plants, scientists were able to uncover a story of vegetation change in response to climate.
30 million years ago, the world lacked its grass-dominated environments, but 70 million years ago, grasses had not evolved—or so we think.