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Biographical entry Gandolfo, Maria Alejandra

Evolution and Biogeography


Maria Gandolfo, Senior Research Associate in the Department of Plant Biology, Cornell University, has been conducting research in paleobotany and plant anatomy, with emphasis on plant evolution and development, origin of angiosperms, Cretaceous and Tertiary floras and paleoclimate. In her research, she discovered the oldest known naturally occurring Eucalyptus macrofossils in South America. Her findings were published in 2011.

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Journal Articles

  • Gandolfo, M.A., Hermsen, E.J., Zamaloa, M.C., Nixon, K.C., Gonzalez, C.C., Wilf, P., . . . Johnson, K.R., 'Oldest known Eucalyptus macrofossils are from South America.', Plos One, 6 (6) (2011), e21084. Details
  • Sauquet, H., Ho, S.Y.W., Gandolfo, M.A., Jordan, G.J., Wilf, P., Cantrill D.J., Bayly, M.J., Bromham, L., Brown, G.K., Carpenter, R.J., Lee, D.M., Murphy, D.J., Sniderman J.M.K. and Udovicic F., 'Testing the impact of calibration on molecular divergence times using a fossil-rich group: the case of Nothofagus (Fagales).', Systematic Biology, 61 (2) (2012), 289-313. Details


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