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paleoecology

(pā′lē-ō-ĭ-kŏl′ə-jē)
n.
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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And an animal's last meal doesn't necessarily represent its usual diet, says Pavel Tarasov, a paleoecologist at the Free University of Berlin.
Phytoliths: A Comprehensive Guide for Archaeologists and Paleoecologists.
Phytoliths; a comprehensive guide for archaeologists and paleoecologists.
Piperno (a senior scientist at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Panama, and the National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC) here offers a guide to phytolith research for archaeologists and paleoecologists, beginning with a discussion of who and why plants make phytoliths.
Difficulty in identifying specimens should not discourage paleoecologists from using these specimens in their analysis.
Although the field was viewed as promising in that novel approaches to taxonomic and biogeography problems were being developed, colleges and universities were hiring few paleoecologists.
Paleoecologists have long applied informal, "subjective" weightings in interpreting pollen data to correct for these distortions.
Washington, November 5 (ANI): In a new research, paleoecologists are offering a new insight into how climate change will affect organisms.
Ruddiman and Ellis based their finding on several studies by anthropologists, archaeologists and paleoecologists indicating that early civilizations used a great amount of land to grow relatively small amounts of food.
Sessions overran their scheduled times by at least 3 hours each night as snow chemists encountered microbiologists who'd never known what paleoecologists thought of snow physics.