Martina Dolezych

Martina Dolezych
Senckenberg Research Institute · Department of Palaeontology and Historical Geology

PhD from Utrecht University

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Education
September 1978 - August 1983
University of Greifswald
Field of study
  • Geowissenschaften

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In 2019 and 2021, Bunte Breccia have been documented and sampled in two excavations in Nattheim, 31 km from the centre of the Ries impact. Ballistically ejected, strongly shocked crystalline rocks and overburden components of the presumed crater rim are found. Local material such as the Brenztal-Trummerkalk and Tertiary sediments are widely represe...
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In 2019 and 2021, Bunte Breccia have been documented and sampled in two excavations in Nattheim, 31 km from the centre of the Ries impact. Ballistically ejected, strongly shocked crystalline rocks and overburden components of the presumed crater rim are found. Local material such as the Brenztal-Trummerkalk and Tertiary sediments are widely represe...
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During the late Paleocene to early Eocene, clas-tic fluvial sediments and coals were deposited in northern high latitudes as part of the Marga-ret Forma tion at Stenkul Fiord (Ellesmere Island, Nunavut, Canada). Syn-sedimentary tectonic movements of the Eurekan deformation continuously affected these terrestrial sediments. Different volcanic ash la...
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During the late Paleocene to early Eocene, clastic fluvial sediments and coals were deposited in northern high latitudes as part of the Marga­ret Formation at Stenkul Fiord (Ellesmere Island, Nunavut, Canada). Syn-sedimentary tectonic movements of the Eurekan deformation continu­ously affected these terrestrial sediments. Different volcanic ash lay...
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We describe the first evidence of fossil Abies wood from the late early Miocene fossil plant assemblage of Wiesa in east Germany. The comparatively well-preserved piece of xylitic wood was recovered in the kaolin quarry at Hasenberg hill in Wiesa. The Wiesa assemblage is characterized as being allochthonous and partly parautochthonous mass deposits...
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In der vorliegenden Arbeit beschreiben wir das Sekundär xylem eines fossilen Holzes aus den pliozänen Schichten, die in einem Krater see in Ruppach-Gold hausen im Wester wald (Rhein land-Pfalz, SW-Deutsch land) ab ge lagert wur-den. Das Exemplar ist lignitisiert und wurde auf grund seiner anatomischen Merk male als cf. Cupressin oxylon klas-sifizie...
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In this study, we describe the fossil wood flora from the Chattian (late Oligocene) and Aquitanian (early Miocene) deposits that crop out on the Tym River at Kompasky Bor, Russia. Twenty conifer and angiosperm wood taxa are described and a new fossil wood genus Thujopsoxylon gen. nov. and three new species are established: Thujopsoxylon schneideria...
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A hitherto unrecognized Paleogene outcrop has been discovered at Sylfjellet, a mountain located at the northern side of Isfjorden, Svalbard. The strata, which cover an area of 0.8 km 2 , have until now been assigned to the Lower Cretaceous succession of the Adventdalen Group. In this study, the Sylfjellet site was studied in detail to provide an up...
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We describe a new fossil wood species of pine, Pinuxylon selmeierianum sp. nov., for a piece of petrified wood encased within a concretion that was recovered in marine, fine- grained sandstones of the Paleogene Eureka Sound Group on Wootton Peninsula, Ellesmere Island. The fossil wood is allochthonous, having drifted in from a nearby landmass. With...
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We describe a new fossil wood species of pine, Pinuxylon selmeierianum sp. nov., for a piece of petrified wood encased within a concretion that was recovered in marine, fine- grained sandstones of the Paleogene Eureka Sound Group on Wootton Peninsula, Ellesmere Island. The fossil wood is allochthonous, having drifted in from a nearby landmass. With...
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From the Early Miocene clay of the Kaolin and Clay Pit Hohnstädt near Grimma in Saxony, a piece of wood is described, which is mine-ralized with marcasite and pyrite. The kaoli-nized Tertiary clay is formed by siallitic weathering on the volcanic rocks of the Northwest Saxon Region to the Early Oligocene and was relocated to the Early Miocene with...
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Anatomical analyses of fossil woods, supplemented by information from coal petrographic investigations, provide data for reconstructing the Cretaceous– Paleogene, mostly swampy woodland vegetation of the high latitudes. This paper is focused on the taxonomic description of conifers that have been recovered from a number of plant fossil Lagerstätten...
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The strata of Sylfjellet, a mountain located on the northern side of Isfjorden, central Spitsbergen, have so far been solely assigned to the Lower Cretaceous (Harland et al., 1997; Braathen et al., 1999; Bergh et al., 2003,). The strata are incorporated in the Eurekan West Spitsbergen Fold and Thrust Belt (WSFTB) (Braathen et al., 1999; Dallmann, 2...
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Anatomical analyses of fossil woods, supplemented by information from coal petrographic investigations, provide data for reconstructing the Cretaceous/Palaeogene mostly swampy woodland vegetation of the High Latitudes. The present paper is focused on the taxonomic description of conifers which have been recovered from a number of plants fossil Lage...
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„Dieter H. Mai and Harald Walther Memorial Issue – Part 2“ Celebrating the legacies of Dieter H. Mai and Harald Walther: Cenozoic taxonomy, palaeoecology, and phytostratigraphy based on coordinated palaeobotanical investigations Editorial Volume 293 of Palaeontographica B, published in December 2015, is the first part of a special issue (Kunzmann...
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Abstract Systematic collection and anatomical investigation of autochtonous wood samples from Miocene brown coal deposits in Lusatia (central Europe; southern part of Brandenburg and the eastern part of Saxony) provided evidence of the extinct conifer Cupressospermum saxonicum. This fossil wood, which shares xylotomic characteristics with both Tax...
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Systematic collection and anatomical investigation of autochthonous wood samples from Miocene brown coal deposits in Lusatia (central Europe; southern part of Brandenburg and the eastern part of Saxony) provided evidence of the extinct conifer Cupressospermum saxonicum. This fossil wood, which shares xylotomic characteristics with both Taxodiaceae...
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A fossil wood remain of par-autochthonous origin was found in Paleocene sedimentary rocks of the Moose Channel Formation in the Big Fish River area in Yukon, close to the Northwest Territories border, during the CASE 15 expedition. The fossil wood was recovered from overall medium to coarse-grained units of sandstone of an inferred fluvial-deltaic...
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Dolezych, M. & Reinhardt, L. 1Senckenberg Naturhistorische Sammlungen Dresden, Königsbrücker Landstr. 159, 01109 Dresden, Germany (Martina.Dolezych@senckenberg.de) 2Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR), Stilleweg 2, 30655 Hannover, Germany Pinaceaeous fossil woods are well known from Upper Cretaceous/Cenozoic times in th...
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Araucarioxylon Kraus is a widely known fossil genus generally used for woods similar to that of the extant Araucariaceae. However, since 1905, several researchers have pointed out that this name is a junior nomenclatural synonym and, as such, a nomen illegitimum. At least four generic names are in current use for fossil wood of this type: Agathoxyl...
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We present the first anatomical description and taxonomic interpretation of macroscopic charcoal from the Late Miocene of the Staniantsi Coal Basin in western Bulgaria. The charcoal closely resembles the wood genus Taxodioxylon and thus can most likely be assigned to taxodioid Cupressaceae. This group of plants was part of the peat-forming swamp ve...
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SENCKENBERG – natur • forschung • museum 143 (7/8) 2013 222 SENCKENBERG – natur • forschung • museum 143 (7/8) 2013 223 Forschung Forschung aufgebaut sind und sich diese Pflanzenteile teilweise leicht voneinander lösen können, ist es allerdings eine höchst seltene Ausnahme, wenn vollständige Pflanzen fossil über-liefert werden. In den allermeisten...
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Pflanzenfossilien spiegeln in idealer Weise die kontinentalen Umwelt- und Klimabedingungen in der erdgeschichtlichen Vergangenheit wider. In wissenschaftlichen Analysen liefern sie daher sehr oft die Primärdaten, mit denen Umwelt- und Klimabedingungen, wie etwa Jahresmitteltemperaturen und Jahresniederschlagssummen, aber auch die Zusammensetzung de...
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A new wood taxon, Dolezych, from northeastern Ellesmere Island, Nunavut, Canadian High Arctic, is described in detail. is the first wood established on the level of morphospecies from the Palaeogene of Ellesmere Island. The specimen is preserved in a Palaeocene volcanogenic conglomeratic sandstone of the Pavy Formation. Wood-anatomical comparison w...
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A new wood taxon, Taxodioxylon vanderburghii nov. spec., is described in detail on the level of morphospecies. T. vanderburghii is the first wood established on species level from the Spitsbergen Tertiary. Comparison with the wood of the living monotypic species Metasequoia glyptostroboides Hu & W. C. Cheng indicates that the fossil material from S...
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Originals of amberized wood of Pinites succinifer G oeppert 1883 from the Samland (Sambian Peninsula) /Baltic Tertiary have been found in the famous Goeppert-museum in Wroclaw (Poland). They are investigated and the morphospecies Pinuxylon succiniferum (Goeppert) K raeusel emend. Dolezych is established. This morphospecies is related to the subgenu...
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Abstract Taxodiaceous woods are among the most investigated in Lusatia (Central Europe) as well as in the European Cenozoic. Although these conifer genera have been known for a long time, the use of the generic names is confusing, especially in regard to their relationships to extant taxa. In Lusatia there occur some Taxodioxylon species with affin...
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A remarkable fossil assemblage—fifteen 'in situ' stumps standing at their original position—was explored at the opencast lignite mine at Bükkábrány, N Hungary. The stumps occupying an area of about 50 × 100 m have been preserved in Upper Miocene grey sands overlying the lignite seam. The height of the trunks ranges from 2 up to 5.2 m, their perimet...
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Mummified foliage, seeds and cones of Glyptostrobus europaeus (Brongniart) Unger (Taxodiaceae, or Cupressaceae s. l.) are very common within muddy sediments embedding large arboreal stumps in several Pliocene localities of northern and central Italy. Recent investigations in one of these fossil forests, which crops out 20 km North of Turin (NW Ital...
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1987 konnte im Westteil der Kiesgrube Ottendorf-Okrilla (höheres Obermiozän) aus Tonen mit kohligen Schmitzen ein 1,14 m langer Stammrest geborgen werden. Er wird als Piceoxylon pseudotsugae Gothan 1906 emend, van der Burgh (1973) bestimmt. Das fossile Holz zeigt große Ähnlichkeit mit der heute noch im pazifischen Nordamerika beheimateten Pseudotsu...
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Supplemented by information from other organs, such as cones, shoots, leaves and dispersed pollen, anatomical analysis of autochthonous coalified woods and research into dispersed cuticles provides data for reconstructing Miocene peat-swamp vegetations in Central Europe. The present paper is focussed on the description and taphonomical interpretati...
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Summary Supplemented by information from other organs, such as cones, shoots, leaves and dispersed pollen, anatomical analysis of autochthonous coalified woods and research into dispersed cuticles provides data for reconstructing Miocene peat-swamp vegetations in Central Europe. The present paper is focussed on the description and taphonomical int...
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Stable carbon isotope ratios of fossil wood from the Miocene brown coal deposits in former East Germany are compared with palaeobotanical and sedimentological data to test the use of stable isotopes in determining palaeoenvironment. Significant differences in the chemical composition of samples from different horizons were observed. Those specimens...
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Abstract Miocene wood- and cuticular samples from the opencast mine Welzow in the Lusatian region of Brandenburg are described. Sampling of various coal strata and geological mapping in the Miocene Second Coal Seam of the Lusatian coal field have revealed evidence of various xylotomical taxa. The previously postulated paucity of wood species has...
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Miocene wood- and cuticular samples from the opencast mine Welzow in the Lusatian region of Brandenburg are described. Sampling pertinent to various coal strata and geological mapping in the Miocene Second Coal Seam of the Lusatian coal field have revealed evidence of many various xylotomical taxa. The previously postulated paucity of xylotomical...
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Abstract: First dendrochronological investigations on Doliostroboxy loll prisclllII (PRILL) DOLEZYCH from the Upper Eocene of Central Germany. - First dendrochronological investigations into a trunk sampie of Doliostroboxylon priscum (PRILL) DOLEZYCH from the Upper Eocene of Central Germany allow to get an insight into the seasonality of the climat...
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Aus dem miozänen Braunkohlentagebau Berzdorf in der Oberlausitz (Sachsen) werden erstmals autochthone Braunkohlenhölzer in großer Anzahl mit über 300 Fossilien beschrieben. Mit den Ergebnissen dieser Untersuchungen wird nachgewiesen, dass das Berzdorfer Braunkohlenmoor eine geringe phytofazielle Amplitude aufwies, sich jedoch unterschiedliche Veget...
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A fossil wood, collected in Ottendorf-Okrilla by H. Kubasch, Kamenz, is described in this paper. It is identified by the first author as Piceoxyton pseudotsugae Gothan 1906 emend. Van Der Burgh 1973 because of its clear spiral thickenings in the tracheids (early and late wood) together with vertical and horizontal resin ducts. Tertiary wood assigne...
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Abstract Miocene wood- and cuticular samples from the opencast mine Welzow in the Lusatian region of Brandenburg are described. Sampling pertinent to various coal strata and geological mapping in the Miocene Second Coal Seam of the Lusatian coal field have revealed evidence of many various xylotomical taxa. The previously postulated paucity of x...

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NECLIME is an open international network of scientists working on Cenozoic climate evolution and related changes of continental ecosystems. During the past 65 million years of Earth history, globally warmer-then-present conditions prevailed in a world with almost modern paleogeography. These timespans represent promising case studies for anticipated future scenarios. Within the NECLIME network, we aim to combine data on past climate change and its environmental impact for large-scale reconstructions. NECLIME research activities comprise paleoclimate reconstructions, including atmospheric CO₂ and ecosystem analysis using multiple quantitative methods on various primarily continental proxies (plants; vertebrates; invertebrates; geochemistry and geological proxies). Complementing model studies are employed to assess connections and processes driving ocean, atmosphere and biosphere at global and regional scales. NECLIME was established in 1999 with the aim to understand Neogene trends across Eurasia. This basic idea quickly and constantly expanded to a global interest and a wider stratigaphical frame. The steadily growing NECLIME network with currently around 140 members in 34 countries is coordinated by a team of researchers and an advisory board. NECLIME holds annual conferences and workshops and administers working groups bringing forward scientific exchange, joint projects, and the integration of research data. For more information go to www.neclime.de