Definition of paleoecology in English:

paleoecology

Syllabification: pa·le·o·e·col·o·gy
Pronunciation: /ˌpālēōˌəˈkäləjē
 
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noun

  • The ecology of fossil animals and plants.
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    • An important aspect of palaeobotanical research is to unravel the palaeoecology of plant fossils to use the results in reconstructing ecosystems.
    • The book presents an impressive compendium of issues related to the study of biogeography and its applications to fields ranging from paleoecology to conservation biology.
    • Percentages can be misleading, however-only three times since 1926 have more than 10 publications dealt with stromatoporoid paleoecology.

Derivatives

paleoecological

Pronunciation: /-ˌekəˈläjikəl, -ˌēkə-/
adjective
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  • These factors combine to make lacustrine sediments amenable to very high-resolution paleoenvironmental and paleoecological reconstruction.
  • In addition, palaeoecological and historical research has demonstrated the presence of forests in arid zones of the Mediterranean area in historical times.
  • Given the significance of neoplagiaulacid multituberculates in biogeographic and paleoecological reconstructions, a detailed systematic revision of the group would undoubtedly clarify many of these issues.

paleoecologist

Pronunciation: /-ˌəˈkäləjist, -ˌēˈkäl-/
noun
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  • He was among the world's first true evolutionary paleoecologists.
  • Although some marine fossils more than 500 million years old sport holes, many paleontologists have been hesitant to say these are signs of predators, says a paleoecologist.
  • Recently a paleoecologist at the University of New South Wales studied charcoal in lake sediments at Jibbon Lagoon in Royal National Park, just south of Sydney.

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