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  1. The study of ecology in the ancient past.
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Fossil zygospores have been used to infer paleoecology of the regions in which they occur, suggesting that shallow freshwater pools or lakes were present in the past.
Lipid biomarkers provide unique information to disciplines such as paleoceanography, paleoecology and biogeochemistry.
Taphonomic bias on drill-hole predation intensities and paleoecology of Pliocene mollusks from Langboom, the Netherlands.
Those studies could, in turn, facilitate additional investigations in paleoclimatology, evolutionary studies, paleoecology, and bioenergetics.
At the present time there are a number of divergent opinions concerning the paleoecology of radiolarians.
Acritarchs continue to be used in studies of Proterozoic paleoecology and stratigraphy, even though their systematic affinities are still not well understood.

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