Paleobiology News

Paleobiology is a scientific discipline that combines the methods and findings of the natural science biology with the study of paleontology. It focuses on understanding the biology of extinct organisms through analysis of fossilized remains, including their environments, interactions, and evolutionary processes. Paleobiologists examine the morphology, taxonomy, and functional anatomy of fossils to reconstruct how these organisms lived, their ecological interactions, and how they have evolved over time. This field also explores significant events in Earth’s history, such as mass extinctions and the evolutionary transitions that have shaped the diversity of life. Advanced techniques, such as isotopic analysis, computed tomography (CT) scans, and molecular paleobiology, have greatly enhanced the depth and breadth of research in paleobiology, making it a key discipline in understanding life’s history and its development on Earth.