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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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(Palaeontology) a variant spelling of palaeoecology
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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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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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Early ruminants from Dhok Bin Mir Khatoon (Chakwal, Punjab, Pakistan): Systematics, biostratigraphy and paleoecology. Pakistan J.
For the first time from eastern Neo-Tethys southwest Pakistan, the genera Alveolina is studied for detailed morphometry, biostratigraphy, paleoecology and paleobiogeography reconstruction.
2013; Thomka and Brett 2017) and erection of descriptive morphotaxa (e.g., Moore and Jeffords 1968; Donovan 1986), fragmentary crinoid remains are largely under-utilized data sources, particularly in studies of taphonomy, paleoecology, and facies analysis (see Jeffords 1978; Holterhoff 1997; Thomka et al.
At 2pm researcher in paleoecology Dr Eline van Asperen will talk about the impact of the cattle on vegetation.
Late Pleistocene paleoecology of Arctic ground squirrel (Urocitellus parryii) caches and nests from interior Alaska's mammoth steppe ecosystem, USA.
Origin, paleoecology and paleobiogeography of early Bovini.
1996 Epizoans on Flexicalymene (Trilobita) and implications for trilobite paleoecology. Journal of Paleonotology, 70, 442-449.
on the research carried out at Valdosta State University's Lake Louise Field Station also provides insight into the importance and value of such a site relating to research in the areas of paleoecology, paleotempestology, and ethnohistory, as well as other more current studies the station has been involved in.
( The paper , published in the Journal of Systematic Palaeontology, describes the animals and where they fit in the family, as well as their paleoecology and paleobiology.
Furthermore, the predation signatures, which are used as a valuable tool for ecology and paleoecology studies, were measured with an alternative method; their locations were classified and related with the predator-prey sizes to make some descriptions.
With interdisciplinary specializations in history, geography, archaeology, paleoecology, socio-cultural change, and data digitization analysis, the authors of the book explore how economy, society, politics, and religion have shaped Ireland's history.