Paleobotany is the branch of paleontology dealing with the recovery and identification of plant remains from geological contexts, their use for the biological reconstruction of past environments and the understanding of the evolution of plants. Paleobotany includes the study of terrestrial plant fossils, as well as the study of prehistoric marine photosynthetic algae or seaweeds.
This category is for websites about professional paleontologists who specialize in the study of the fossil record of plants.
Palynology is the science that studies fossil palynomorphs which are organic-walled microfossils between 5 and 500 micrometres in size. These include pollen and spores and other particulate organic matter found in sedimentary rocks and sediments.
Palynology can be applied in many fields of study including geology, botany, paleontology, archaeology and geography.