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palaeoecology

Line breaks: palaeo|ecol¦ogy
Pronunciation: /ˌpalɪəʊɪˈkɒlədʒi
 
, ˌpeɪ-/
(US paleoecology)

Definition of palaeoecology in English:

noun

[mass noun]
The ecology of fossil animals and plants.
Example sentences
  • 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

palaeoecological

1
Pronunciation: /-kəˈlɒdʒɪk(ə)l/
adjective
Example sentences
  • 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.

palaeoecologist

2
noun
Example sentences
  • 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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