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Leaf Margin Analysis


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A technique for estimating mean annual temperatures in the past from the proportion of dicotyledonous plant species present that had untoothed leaf margins, based on the observation of a strong positive relationship between warmth and plants with smooth-edged leaves. In addition to this univariate approach there is also a multivariate technique. See climate–leaf analysis multivariate program.

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