Wildfires Played Crucial Role in Miocene Expansion of Grasslands

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New research from Penn State and Smithsonian Institute links a large rise in wildfires nearly 10 million years ago (Miocene epoch) with a major shift in vegetation on land, as indicated by carbon isotopes of plant biomarkers found in the fossil record. Penn State researcher Allison Karp and co-authors developed an innovative approach to test […]