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The branch of ecology that deals with the interaction between ancient organisms and their environment.

pa′le·o·e′co·log′ic (-ē′kə-lŏj′ĭk, -ĕk′ə-), pa′le·o·e′co·log′i·cal (-ĭ-kəl) adj.
pa′le·o·e·col′o·gist n.
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1. (Palaeontology) a variant spelling of palaeoecological
2. (Environmental Science) a variant spelling of palaeoecological
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It also extends our knowledge of ancient whales, and completes the bigger paleoecological picture of the late Eocene's oceans of Egypt, said Voss.
Although the presence of encrusting organisms offers little in terms of taxonomic information related to crinoids, encrustation represents an important paleoecological and taphonomic phenomenon, and one of the most useful indicators of paleoenvironmental parameters (Brett and Baird 1986; Parsons and Brett 1991).
But the new study, which took five years to complete, is the first to use paleoecological data -- the records of past vegetation change present in ancient pollen grains and plant fossils from hundreds of sites worldwide -- to project the magnitude of future ecosystem changes on a global scale.
The increase of bony mass in a small Cyprinodontidae from the Messinian deposit of Monte Tondo (Ravenna, Italy); paleoecological implications.
Paleoecological significance of Late Quaternary molluscan faunas of the Bahia San Blas area, Argentina.
The influence of diet and water on the stable oxygen and hydrogen isotope composition of Chironomidae (Diptera) with paleoecological implications.
Paleoecological and taphono mic implications of insect-damaged Pleistocene vertebrate remains from Rancho La Brea, Southern California.
Viana, "The dasypodidae (mammalia, xenarthra) from the urso fossil cave (quaternary), parque nacional de ubajara, state of ceara, brazil: paleoecological and taxonomic aspects," Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciencias, vol.
The distribution and paleoecological interpretation of Cornulites in the Waynesville Formation (Upper Ordovician) of southwestern Ohio.
Preservational, paleoecological and evolutionary patterns in the Paleogene of Wyoming-Montana and the Neogene of Pakistan.
The project combines historical and paleoecological approaches and promotes interdisciplinary collaboration.