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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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In geological record, their alternate periods of adaptive radiation and decline are related to changes in sea level, climate, temperature and salinity which have made them useful tools for palaeoecologic, palaeobiogeographic, palaeoceanographic and palaeoclimatic reconstructions (Frerichs, 1971; Fischer and Arthur, 1977; Hart, 1980; Wonders, 1980; Caron and Homewood, 1983; Leckie, 1989; Sliter, 1992; Sliter and Leckie, 1993; Khan et al., 2017).
Indeed, in the last decade, the in situ isotope microsampling approach has been used and applied in many pilot studies in a wide range of research fields, including, among others, palaeoenvironmental and palaeoecologic reconstructions (i.e., [53, 63]) and climate changes (i.e., [64]).
(2012): The Oxfordian stable isotope record ([delta][sup.18]O, [delta][sup.13]C) of belemnites, brachiopods, and oysters from the Kachchh Basin (western India) and its potential for palaeoecologic, palaeoclimatic and palaeogeographic reconstructions.