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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.


(Palaeontology) a variant spelling of palaeoecology

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


The study of the relationship between prehistoric plants, animals, and their surroundings.
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Noun1.paleoecology - 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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Su, a paleoecologist at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History and one of the leaders of the Shuitangba Project that discovered the fossil otter, said in (https://www.
Mikkel Winther Pedersen, a molecular paleoecologist at the University of Cambridge in England, and his colleagues last year decoded animal DNA from the soil of archaeological sites in Greenland, documenting bowhead whale hunting 4,000 years ago.
Jason McLachlan, a paleoecologist at Notre Dame, claimed the Torreya Guardians' actions "will be a disaster" and that their logic is "pure bullshit.
He is apaleoanthropologist and paleoecologist who led excavations at the South African fossil sites of Taung and Makapansgat.
But trying to shoehorn dinosaurs into one of two camps might be too simplistic, says John Grady, a paleoecologist at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque.
However, British paleoecologist Ager is absent from Sepkoski's volume.
Lead author paleoecologist Jessica Blois of the University of California, Merced said that their team found that, at all time scales, climate change can alter biotic interactions in very complex ways.
a paleoecologist at Florida Institute of Technology, put together a proposal to launch the first systematic search for king crabs in Antarctica.
By analyzing data collected from tree-core studies, retired paleoecologist Fred Paillet of the University of Arkansas was able to pinpoint 1957 as the year the blight ravaged a research spot in northwest Arkansas.
Paleoecologist Evan Marshall is part of a scientific team studying the effects of global warming in Alaska's Federal Wildlife Zone.
Paleoecologist Paul Martin, whose work Weisman details, disagrees, pointing out that large, mobile animals are relatively well protected from extreme temperatures, and that ancient fauna--obviously immobile--seem to have fared quite successfully.