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ecology

 [e-kol´o-je]
the science of the relationship between organisms and their environments; the study of the effect of environment on the life history of organisms. adj., adj ecolog´ic, ecolog´ical.

e·col·o·gy

(ē-kol'ŏ-jē),
The branch of biology concerned with the total complex of interrelationships among living organisms, encompassing the relations of organisms to each other, to the environment, and to the entire energy balance within a given ecosystem.
Synonym(s): bioecology, bionomics (2)
[eco- + G. logos, study]

ecology

(ĭ-kŏl′ə-jē)
n. pl. ecolo·gies
1.
a. The science of the relationships between organisms and their environments.
b. The relationship between organisms and their environment.

ec′o·log′i·cal (ĕk′ə-lŏj′ĭ-kəl, ē′kə-), ec′o·log′ic (-ĭk) adj.
ec′o·log′i·cal·ly adv.
e·col′o·gist n.

ecology

[ikol′əjē]
Etymology: Gk, oekos, house, logos, science
the study of the interaction between organisms and their environment.

e·col·o·gy

(ē-kol'ŏ-jē)
The branch of biology concerned with interrelationships among living organisms, encompassing the relations of organisms to each other, to the environment, and to the energy balance within a given ecosystem.

ecology

or

bionomics

the study of plants and animals in relation to their total environment.

e·col·o·gy

(ē-kol'ŏ-jē)
Branch of biology concerned with total complex of interrelationships among living organisms, encompassing relations of organisms to each other, the environment, and entire energy balance within a given ecosystem.

ecology,

n the study of the interaction between living organisms and their environment.

ecology

the science of organisms as affected by environmental factors; the study of the environment and the life history of organisms.
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The magnitude of predator-imposed selection will depend on the predator's selectivity in prey choice, but that selectivity can change with a variety of ecological factors, such as the predator's population density, that of its prey, the availability of alternate prey, the density of competing predators, and the match between predator and prey habitat requirements (Leopold 1933; cited in Holling 1959).
Perhaps because of Ribes control, certainly because of climate and ecological factors, blister rust became truly disastrous in the East only in the great pineries of the Lake States.
They were the first to trace evolution closely as it actually occurs in the field, and first to study, in detail, all aspects relating to the observed evolutionary changes -- such as the ecological factors responsible for natural selection; evolutionary responses; directions in which many traits evolve; and mechanisms that maintain the genetic variation necessary for evolutionary change.
Now, a comprehensive database has been created that will provide easy access to information on water quality, and the physical and ecological factors that affect it, across scales from individual lakes to entire regions," Blood said.

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