Paleoecology of extinct species

Paleoecological studies offer captivating glimpses into long-lost worlds. With recent technological advances, including new imaging and DNA sequencing techniques, researchers are providing an increasingly clear window to the past. BMC Ecology and Evolution has launched this Collection to attract papers from this multidisciplinary field. The Collection welcomes research: using micro- and macro fossils to study the paleoecology and palaeontology, on the interactions between extinct organisms and their environment over a variety of spatial and temporal scales, using histology, imaging, chemical analysis, biomechanical modeling techniques and other relevant approaches to unlock information within fossils, using sedimentary ancient DNA (e.g. metabarcoding, metagenomics, and target genome capturing) to gain paleoenvironmental/ paleoecological insights applying niche modeling, species distribution modeling, and spatiotemporal modeling to investigate the distribution ranges and population sizes for extinct species.


  • Michael Pittman

    School of Life Sciences, The Chinese University of Hong Kong Shatin, Hong Kong, China

  • Yucheng Wang

    Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK

Articles (5 in this collection)