autecology


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Related to autecology: synecology

autecology

An uncommon term for the study of a single organism or a single species and its interactions in an ecosystem.

autecology

the ecology of individual species as opposed to community ecology. Compare SYNECOLOGY.
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Cedar glade endemics in Tennessee, and a review of their autecology.
My aims in this review are to demonstrate the importance of microenvironmental heterogeneity in the autecology of these plants and to discuss the implications of this insight for the understanding of the maintenance (synecology) and origin of the high palm-species richness in neotropical rain forests.
Therefore, in the autecology associated with germination, only in the response to temperature is there a fire-syndrome difference, where reseeders appear to have a narrower germination optimum range than do resprouting species.
Interrelation of functional morphology, behavior and autecology in early stages of the bivalve Mercenaria mercenaria.
This paper includes a review of the biology, autecology, and habitats of the bay scallops, Argopecten irradians irradians and A.
Add to this variation other idiosyncratic aspects of species autecology and the degree of range overlap may become intractable for the purposes of prediction.
In this paper we review the main aspects of Pacific hake autecology, with an emphasis on the adult life stage, in order to identify key environmental relationships and associated biological mechanisms.
Since the discovery of hydrothermal vents in 1977 and the description of their associated ecosystems, there has been intense interest in both syn- and autecology at hydrothermal vents.
Daubenmire's (1974) textbook is an excellent introduction to the subject, and there are chapters on the autecology of bryophytes in Smith's (1982) tome mentioned previously.
To illustrate all orchid-pollinator interactions and how to conserve them by incorporating relevant data on autecology of both orchids and their pollinators is beyond the scope of this article.