Ariane Busch

I am interested in remains of vascular plants preserved in amber. In the course of my master thesis I investigate composed hairs of ferns and angiosperms from various Cretaceous and Cenozoic ambers. Comparison of these fossils to hairs of extant plant taxa may eventually suggest the botanical affiliation of these fossils which are abundant in many ambers.

ariane Stellate hair of ferns
Stellate plant hair resembling those of modern tree ferns of the family Cyatheaceae enclosed in Cenomanian amber from Ethiopia.