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Towards better integration of ecology in palaeoecology: from proxies to indicators, from inference to understanding

New publication by Thomas A. Davidson, Helen Bennion, Michael Reid, Carl D. Sayer, and Thomas J. Whitmore


The special issue titled “Putting the Ecology into Palaeoecology” stems from a session with that name that was held at the 2015 International Paleolimnological Association meeting (International Paleolimnology Symposium) in Lanzhou, China. We briefly describe the motivation for the session, and summarise the contributions to this special issue. Additionally, we discuss our perceptions and concerns about the progress, challenges and future directions of palaeolimnology, stressing the importance of meaningful integration of ecological principles and thinking into palaeoapproaches.