palaeoecology

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palaeoecology

the study of the ecology of past environments through fossil organisms.
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Understanding the past ecosystems requires a holistic approach, including systematic, palaeogeographic, palaeoecologic and evolutionary studies.
Biostratigraphic and palaeoecologic significance of graptolites, trilobites, and conodonts in the Middle-Upper Ordovician Anderso Shale: an unusual "mixed facies" deposit in Jamtland, central Sweden.