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Synonyms for palaeobiology

a branch of paleontology that deals with the origin and growth and structure of fossil animals and plants as living organisms

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Despite their promise, however, the application of geohistorical data in many conservation and restoration fields is still rare, and paleobiologists have found it challenging to integrate their data into the conservation toolkit (Willis & Birks 2006, Flessa 2009, Davies et al.
The purpose of asking practitioners directly about the applications of geohistorical data to oyster restoration was to raise awareness of their availability, better understand how they might best contribute to restoration, and evaluate the potential for collaboration between oyster restoration practitioners and conservation paleobiologists.
The term "punctuated equilibrium" is derived from a seminal article published in 1972 by the paleobiologists Niles Eldredge and Stephen Jay Gould to address major issues in their own field of science.
The correlations between climate and leaf margin are sufficiently strong that paleobiologists routinely use leaf-margin statistics from fossil floras as indicators of past climate (Bailey and Sinnott 1916, Wolfe 1978b, Givnish 1987).
Paleobiologists bring many analytical tools to bear in interpreting the fossil record and the book introduces the latest techniques, from multivariate investigations of biogeography and biostratigraphy to engineering analysis of dinosaur skulls, and from homeobox genes to cladistics.
In a study to be published in the March 3 issue of the journal Nature, University of California, Berkeley, paleobiologists assess where mammals and other species stand today in terms of possible extinction, compared with the past 540 million years, and they find cause for hope as well as alarm.
It is based on new research and interviews with paleobiologists (scientists who study the biology of ancient life).
Paleobiologists said that tiny fossils from the ears of fish that survived worldwide extinctions about 34 million years ago suggest that cooler winters caused the die-off (158: 287).
Most paleobiologists operationally define a community as a spatially and temporally recurrent association of species, without implying that those species behaved as a functional unit or that biotic interactions determined the structure of that association (Dodd and Stanton 1990, Springer and Miller 1990).
Washington, September 11 (ANI): A team of archaeologists and paleobiologists has discovered flax fibers that are more than 34,000 years old, making them the oldest fibers known to have been used by humans.
Paleobiologists are interested in the event because it caused a massive oceanic extinction and fostered a grand migration of land species between continents, says Scott Wing of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.
Paleobiologists will also look through the fossil record for signs of evolutionary stress at the time of the hypothesized glacial crises.
While geologists have strengthened the theory that a huge meteorite or comet slammed into Earth 65 million years ago, paleobiologists have discovered that not all animals and plants died off suddenly at this time (141:72).
Paleobiologists have long recognized that the time of the assumed impact--the boundary between the Cretaceous (K) and Tertiary (T) periods--marks a major turning point in the history of life.
Wolfe contends, however, that most geologists and paleobiologists think about events on a geologic time scale and are not accustomed to considering what happens on a scale of months or weeks.