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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Dirk Brandherm, School of Geography, Archaeology and Palaeoecology, Queen's University Belfast, Belfast BT7 INN, UK
The research team from PALAEO (Centre for Human Palaeoecology and Evolutionary Origins) and the Department of Archaeology at York, found that Neanderthal childhood experience was subtly different from that of their modern human counterparts in that it had a greater focus on social relationships within their group.
Thus, grass phytoliths, especially those located over the veins in the leaf blade, can have immense significance as diagnostic markers in studies of grassland palaeoecology and ancient climate change (Prasad et al.
Project coleader Professor Keith Dobney, Sixth Century Chair of Human Palaeoecology at the University of Aberdeen, said: "This provides us with a completely new window on how people lived and died in the past.
It is the culmination of almost 15 years of field work by Dr Hunt, involving the collection of pollen samples across the region, and a major review of existing palaeoecology research, which was completed in partnership with Dr Ryan Rabett from Cambridge University.
2] during the Early Eocene Climatic Optimum from stomatal frequency of Ginkgo, Okanagan Highlands, British Columbia, Canada: Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, v.
Other topics include an overview of the tectonic and palaeogeographical evolution of the area; silhouette and palaeoecology of Mesozoic trees; the Later Permian dicynodont fauna from Laos; the Mesozoic red bed sequences; and the palynology and stratigraphy of the Mesozoi Khorat Group red bed sequences from Thailand.
Bioturbation began to churn sediments more effectively, she and colleague David Bottjer of the University of Southern California in Los Angeles reported in 2008 in Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology.