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This site explains how to use evidence from fossils to understand the ecology of ancient organisms. Fossils provide clues and together abiotic and biotic factors combine to form complete ecosystems, each with its own unique ecology and history. Predator and prey relationships and dispersal are used as examples to show how fossils can also tell us about biotic factors, such as what organisms are present and how they interact. The site shows how fossils tell many stories about past ecology and that these stories may be about climate, changing environments, and interactions between organisms.

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  • Science > General

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English

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