palaeoecology

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palaeoecology

the study of the ecology of past environments through fossil organisms.
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Then along comes Curt Stager, a palaeoecologist who looks at the future and wonders what it might look like not in 50 or 100 years, but in 10,000, 100,000 or even 300,000 years.
"We had never thought of mountains as the birthplaces of species before," said Russell Graham, a palaeoecologist at Pennsylvania State University in University Park.
"Peat is the only terrestrial landscape that sets down a three-dimensional record of its own history," says palaeoecologist Dr Nicki Whitehouse.