palaeoecology

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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 contributors include archaeologists, historians, historical geographers and palaeoecologists and despite the range of disciplines, the text is accessible and coherent.
Whilst palaeoecologists and archaeologists frequently practice the methodological approach of analysing multiple-proxies from sediment samples, historians rarely use the resulting data.
Older sites, perhaps because they harbor more abundant remains of extinct megafauna, seem to attract more attention from palaeoecologists.