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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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Biodiversity baselines, thresholds and resilience: testing predictions and assumptions using palaeoecological data.
However, multivariate morphological data provides a more complete picture of evolutionary and palaeoecological change.
13]C chemostratigraphy, conodont biostratigraphy and palaeoecological dynamics in the Ledai-179 drill core from Eastern Lithuania.
The palaeoecological analysis indicates that aquatic plants such as water-crowfoot, water dropwort, bur-reed, floating pondweed, sedge and rushes also grew there (Larsson & Lageras 2014).
Palaeoecological evidence of agricultural activity and human impact on the environment at the ancient settlement centre of Keava, Estonia.
Fossil flora from the Himalayan foothills of Darjeeling District, West Bengal and its palaeoecological and phytogeographical significance.
Hawke DJ, Powell HKJ (1995) Soil solution chemistry at a Westland petrel breeding colony, New Zealand: palaeoecological implications.
Among the topics are whether the Early Aurignacian in Central Europe represents the initial dispersion of anatomically modern humans in Europe, archaeological and palaeoecological studies of palaeolithic industries before the Last Glacial Maximum between 32,000 and 20,000 ago, whether fishing was an important subsistence activity in the Upper Palaeolithic of Southwest Germany, imprints discovered on palaeolithic ceramics at sites in Lower Austria, and different excavation techniques and their stratigraphic results.
Palaeoecological studies concerned with the ecosystem effects of large herbivores are often limited by the difficulty of determining animal density from assemblages of bones (Bradshaw et al.
He has reconstructed the palaeoecological evolution in the present periglacial belt of this high semiarid Mediterranean massif studying two sedimentary records: solifluction lobes and mountain lakes.