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The Lower Cretaceous (Barremian to lower Albian) of Central Portugal yields some of the earliest and best-preserved angiosperms, which are excellent materials to study the mid-Cretaceous fast and huge diversification of angiosperms. Regional stratigraphic and sedimentological studies are crucial...
An adequate management of geological heritage by national and regional authorities presupposes the existence of a solid geosites inventory. Unfortunately, this is not the case for many countries. Most often, there is no national inventory at all or the method and criteria used to assess geosites...
The isolated hills that rise above the plains of the Mekong Delta contribute significantly to geodiversity and are fundamental to the retention of biodiversity and ecosystem services. As the only topographic highpoints on the delta, these hills, together with caves some hills contain, have long...
Climate change, and the human responses to it, represents a serious threat to the natural environment. While the impacts of climate change are now well recognised for biodiversity, little attention has been given to the effects on geodiversity and its conservation. Set in the context of current...
Although Idrija is most famous for its mercury mine, the whole region has a rich natural heritage with many areas of outstanding value. Especially important is its geological heritage, which includes the mercury ore deposit, exposed stratigraphic cross sections, the Wild Lake, the Idrija Fault...
The Pietra di Bismantova, a vast biocalcarenite slab, is an impressive landmark and a unique feature in the gentle hilly landscape of the Reggio Emilia Apennines, Italy. It consists of a stratified calcareous rock type, rich in molluscs and other fossilised remains typical of a tropical climate....
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