palaeobotany

(redirected from Palaeobotanist)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.

palaeobotany

the study of fossils plants, particularly fossils of pollen grain, which are used in reconstructing past environments.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005
References in periodicals archive ?
Adrian Parker, of Oxford University, expedition palaeobotanist and discoverer of the beans, believes that they are most likely to have been grown in Yemen since the climate of Ras al-Khaimah is not at all suitable for coffee cultivation.
Plant microfossils from a Jurassic Shale of Salt Range, West Punjab (Pakistan): Palaeobotanist, 4: 60-7.
She studied and lectured in Australia, Antarctica, Nigeria and The Seychelles and was a prolific author and illustrator of Natural History books | Professor Dianne Edwards, 72, is a palaeobotanist and distinguished Research Professor at Cardiff University.
Trailblazers will include women such as Marie Stopes (1880-1958), a palaeobotanist, pioneer and advocate of birth control and Dorothy Hodgkin (1910-1994) who won a Nobel Prize in 1964 for her work in mapping the structure of penicillin and deciphering the structure of insulin.