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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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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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Although both historians and paleoecologists are interested in the past, their discursive practices in describing it vary considerably as do their genres of scientific writing.
including paleoecologists who have studied past climate
The PARC group's successes in collaborating with policy makers may be a relative anomaly, but could serve as a model for other subjects on which paleoecologists have had little impact--such as eruption and flood disaster planning.
[7.] Piperno DR (2006) Phytoliths: A Comprehensive Guide for Archaeologists and Paleoecologists. Lanham, Maryland: AltaMira Press.
The region is of interest to ecologists and paleoecologists alike, because it displays steep, increasing NW-S precipitation (~400-3 200mm/y) and altitude (~0-1 560m.a.s.l.) gradients (Perez et al.
Paleoecologists have yet to produce high-resolution results for that critical interval.