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Paleontology, sometimes spelled palaeontology is the scientific study of life that existed prior to, and sometimes including, the start of the Holocene Epoch. It includes the study of fossils to determine organisms' evolution and interactions with each other and their environments. Paleontological observations have been documented as far back as the 5th century BC. The science became established in the 18th century as a result of Georges Cuvier's work on comparative anatomy, and developed rapidly in the 19th century. The term itself originates from Greek παλαιός, palaios, "old, ancient", ὄν, on, "being, creature" and λόγος, logos, "speech, thought, study".

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Organizations relating to Paleontology

Paleopathology Association / Est. 1973
International Association of Angiosperm Paleontology
International Society of Environmental Micropaleontology, Microbiology and Meiobenthology / Est. 2001
European Consortium for Ocean Drilling / Est. 1986
International Fossil Algae Association / Est. 1974
International Working Group on Palaeozoic Microvertebrates
International Mammoth Committee
European Association of Vertebrate Palaeontologists / Est. 2003
European Federation of Palaeontological and Mineralogical Societies
Institut méditerranéen d'écologie et paléoécologie
Musée des langues du monde / Est. 1998
International Association of Radiolarian Palaeontologists
Association of Australasian Palaeontologists
European Palaeontological Association / Est. 1991
International Minerals and Fossils Exchange
Institut international du paléozoique
International Ocean Drilling Program / Est. 1985
International Commission on Palaeozoic Microflora / Est. 1958
European Lake Drilling Project
ESF Network on Fossil Insects
Micropalaeontology Society, The / Est. 1970
Association des diatomistes de langue française / Est. 1980
International Society for Diatom Research / Est. 1985
Marketing Agencies Association Worldwide
African Committee for Palynology

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World Problems relating to Paleontology

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Threatened species of Pristidae
Threatened species of Notopteridae
Threatened species of Uratelornis chimaera
Threatened species of Brachypteracias
Threatened species of Atelornis
Threatened species of Gymnotidae
Threatened species of Belonidae
Threatened species of Radiolarians
Pollution of orbital space
Threatened species of Aegolius ridgwayi
Threatened species of Radiolarians
Exploitation of fossil fuels
Limited farm mechanization
Inadequate equipment
Deteriorating physical infrastructure in cities
Threatened species of Stygobromus mundaus
Threatened species of Atelornis pittoides
Threatened species of Atelornis crossleyi
Threatened species of Brachypteracias squamigera
Inadequate implementation of plans and programmes against problems
Threatened species of Radiolarians
Threatened species of Euoticus elegantulus
Threatened species of Euoticus pallidus
Threatened species of Pristiophoridae
Threatened species of Ramphodon naevius

Action Strategies relating to Paleontology

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Using fossil fuel more efficiently
Reducing fossil fuel use
Reducing petroleum fuel emissions to the atmosphere
Studying role of oceans as a carbon sink
Introducing carbon taxes
Conserving fossil fuels
Applying energy taxes
Reporting national financial plan commitments to implement Agenda 21
Sustaining industrial innovation
Strengthening international institutional arrangements to implement Agenda 21
Ensuring support of United Nations system for national policies and programmes to implement Agenda 21
Separating components of urban solid waste
Developing food irradiation
Using economic tools for biodiversity conservation
Providing economic policy advice to developing countries
Helping developing countries implement effective commodity policies
Developing world ethic for sustainable living
Creating general tools
Developing tools for transportation of resources
Using cost benefit analysis tools for biodiversity impact assessment
Using strategic environmental assessment tools for biodiversity planning
Applying economic tools at the local level of biodiversity conservation
Using environmental assessment components in economic valuations
Encouraging off-site conservation of biodiversity

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