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Peteet 1999

Peteet, D.M., 1999: Paleoecology. In Encyclopedia of Environmental Science. D. Alexander and R.W. Fairbridge, Eds., Encyclopedia of Earth Sciences Series, Kluwer Academic, pp. 465-466, doi:10.1007/1-4020-4494-1_250.

Paleoecology refers to the study of past organisms in relation to their past environment. By analogy with modern ecology, it includes aspects of the physical, chemical, geological, and biological sciences. It encompasses any time interval in which life existed on Earth. Although modern ecology is studied by observation and analysis of modern organisms and present-day environs, paleoecological studies must rely on preserved past organisms and records in which the fossil environment is preserved. The limitations of selective preservation, transportation, and redeposition are ones of which the paleoecologist must constantly be aware.

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  author={Peteet, D. M.},
  editor={Alexander, D. and Fairbridge, R. W.},
  booktitle={Encyclopedia of Environmental Science},
  publisher={Kluwer Academic},
  series={Encyclopedia of Earth Sciences Series},

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ID  - pe03600l
AU  - Peteet, D. M.
ED  - Alexander, D.
ED  - Fairbridge, R. W.
PY  - 1999
TI  - Paleoecology
BT  - Encyclopedia of Environmental Science
T3  - Encyclopedia of Earth Sciences Series
SP  - 465
EP  - 466
DO  - 10.1007/1-4020-4494-1_250
PB  - Kluwer Academic
ER  -

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