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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
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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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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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Guest edited by Pal Sumegi, the issue contains seventeen articles by geologists, geographers, archaeologists, palaeoecologists and historians about environmental changes in Hungary during the Holocene.
Older sites, perhaps because they harbor more abundant remains of extinct megafauna, seem to attract more attention from palaeoecologists. However, because the presence or absence of turtles can be an important tool in climatic and biogeographic inference, a thorough spatial and temporal record is needed.
The contributors include archaeologists, historians, historical geographers and palaeoecologists and despite the range of disciplines, the text is accessible and coherent.