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  • n. The study of past ecologies by using the evidence of fossils

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  • n. the branch of ecology that studies ancient ecology

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Examples

  • Disciplines such as palaeoecology [using fossils to reconstruct past ecosystems] and phylogeography have helped elucidate how this poleward expansion occurred.

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  • While the role of refugial isolation remains speculative for most rainforest systems, the contraction of Australia's tropical rainforests into isolated refugia during cooler, drier climatic conditions is well documented, with parallel evidence from disparate sources such as palaeoecology comparative mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) phylogeographies

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  • They demonstrate the close interconnection between landforms and paedogenesis, palaeochemistry, climatology, archaeology, archaeomagnetism, radio-carbon dating, palaeoecology and faunal extinction.

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  • Its name commemorates Voli Voli Cave (one of the discovery sites) and Atholl Anderson, well known for his many contributions to the prehistory and palaeoecology of south-west Pacific islands.

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  • Fortunately, Alvarenga & Höfling (2003) looked at phorusrhacids anew and reviewed all the taxa, providing information on historical taxonomy, palaeoecology, and phylogenetic affinities.

    Archive 2006-10-01

  • I spend most of my day looking at pollen for the purposes of palaeoecology so this is a little out of my field of expertise.

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  • For example, Keith Dobney, chair of human palaeoecology at the University of Aberdeen's Department of Archaeology, said, "This is a very interesting and potentially important find - potentially pushing the domestication of the dog much further back."

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  • R. J. Twitchett (2006) The palaeoclimatology, palaeoecology and palaeoenvironmental analysis of mass extinction events

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  • "Our research tells us a lot about the dinosaur that laid the eggs and how it built its nest," says Francois Therrien, a co-investigator in the study and curator of dinosaur palaeoecology at the Royal Tyrrell Museum in Drumheller, Alta.

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  • The discovery "tells you a little bit more about how dinosaurs went about to build their nests," said François Therrien, a co-investigator in the study and curator of dinosaur palaeoecology at the Royal Tyrrell Museum in Drumheller, which will display the nest.

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