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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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To capture decadal-to-millennial scale dynamics, an alternative approach is to use the palaeoecological record.
2006: Molecular genetic and palaeoecological arguments for conspecificity of little (Spermophilus pygmaeus) and Caucasian Mountain (S.
Preparation of testate amoebae samples affects water table depth reconstructions in peatland palaeoecological studies.
Eothenomys were useful for palaeoecological, palaeoclimatical, palaeogeographical and evolutionary indicators because they had abundant in fossil and archaeological records (Andrews, 1990).
The key objective is to evaluate potential implications of [delta][.sup.13][C.sub.org] of conodont elements for palaeoecological reconstructions, including the position of conodonts in the food web and probable causes of temporal fluctuation of [delta][.sup.13][C.sub.org] during the Devonian-Carboniferous transition.
Fossil: Palaeoecological and Palaeogeographical Analysis Tools.
It's also useful as a basis for interpretation of fossil pollen spectra in quaternary palaeoecological and archaeological studies since the pollen diagram can be compared (given the analysis scale) with deposit pollen spectra which represent many annual and seasonal cycles.
Palaeoecological significance of Loxodonta africana in the Holocene Sahara", Sahara, 6, pp.
Anatomy of the arvicoline radiation (Rodentia): palaeogeographical, palaeoecological history and evolutionary data.
Palaeoecological implications of archaeological seal bone assemblages: Case studies from Labrador and Baffin Island.
(1995): Fossil land snails of East Africa and their palaeoecological significance.