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Paleontology in Ecology and Conservation

  • First palaeontology book directly addressing both ecology and conservation science
  • Provides both case-studies and review articles, allowing readers to know what has been done and how it has been done
  • Includes an outlook chapter with future directions in ecology/conservation issues

Series: Springer Earth System Sciences

By: Julien Louys(Editor)

271 pages, 39 colour & 33 b/w illustrations


Paperback | May 2014 | #214616 | ISBN-13: 9783642440984
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Hardback | May 2012 | #197481 | ISBN-13: 9783642250378
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About this book

The fossil record contains unique long-term insights into how ecosystems form and function which cannot be determined simply by examining modern systems. It also provides a record of endangered species through time, which allow us to make conservation decisions based on thousands to millions of years of information.The aim of Paleontology in Ecology and Conservation is to demonstrate how palaeontological data has been or could be incorporated into ecological or conservation scientific studies.

Paleontology in Ecology and Conservation is written by palaeontologists for modern ecologists and conservation scientists. Manuscripts fall into one (or a combination) of four broad categories: case studies, review articles, practical considerations and future directions. Paleontology in Ecology and Conservation serves as both a 'how to guide' and provides the current state of knowledge for this type of research. It highlights the unique and critical insights that can be gained by the inclusion of palaeontological data into modern ecological or conservation studies.


- Palaeontology and ecology - their common origins and later split
- Ecology needs a palaeontological perspective
- Reconciling Paleontological and Neontological Data: Issues of Scale, Taxonomy, and Taphonomy
- Building links between ecology and palaeontology with taphonomic studies of recent vertebrate communities
- Phylogeography and the fossil record

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