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palaeoecology

(ˌpælɪəʊɪˈkɒlədʒɪ)
n
(Palaeontology) the study of fossil animals and plants in order to deduce their ecology and the environmental conditions in which they lived
ˌpalaeoˌecoˈlogical, ˌpalaeoˌecoˈlogic adj
ˌpalaeoeˈcologist n

paleoecology, palaeoecology

the branch of ecology that studies the relationship of ancient plants and animals to their environments. — paleoecologic, palaeoecologic, paleoecological, palaeoecological, adj.
See also: Environment
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Noun1.palaeoecology - the branch of ecology that studies ancient ecology
bionomics, environmental science, ecology - the branch of biology concerned with the relations between organisms and their environment
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The PARC group's successes in collaborating with policy makers may be a relative anomaly, but could serve as a model for other subjects on which paleoecologists have had little impact--such as eruption and flood disaster planning.
Piperno DR (2006) Phytoliths: A Comprehensive Guide for Archaeologists and Paleoecologists.
The region is of interest to ecologists and paleoecologists alike, because it displays steep, increasing NW-S precipitation (~400-3 200mm/y) and altitude (~0-1 560m.
A comprehensive guide for archeologists and paleoecologists.
Paleoecologists have yet to produce high-resolution results for that critical interval.