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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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Distribution of groups of different valency in relation to ecological factors is presented in Figures 3 and 4.
Two interconnected themes were identified: systemic tensions, which concerned particular tensions that emerge from the system of relationships, and ecological factors, which concerned individual elements of the ecological system of the relationship.
Our results strongly suggest that African American fathers' educational backgrounds and expectations and the family structure of African American homes play a more significant role in the academic development of African American males than parenting style and other parental and ecological factors.
The present study shows that in studying the vegetation and determining ecological factors, employing ecological and phytosociologic criteria as eco- phytosociology (Atri, 1996) are not only suitable and exact in the data collection stage to determine the placement of releves, but also it is able to provide results, which conform and agree to the rules that govern the nature in the analysis and result interpretation stage.
In summary, although there is a growing body of research linking specific ecological factors to sibling adjustment, the effects of these factors have primarily been evaluated separately.
The ecological factor analysis of the 13 reasons for promotion and dismissal produced two factors: (H1) promotion for present vs.
The stepwise discriminant analysis results also showed that the contribution rate of ecological factors on foraging and bedding sites choice is different in summer.
The phenomena such as interactions, substitution, stenoece and euryece nature of species and existence of intra-specific and inter-specific relations, consideration of the ecological factors as the base and pillar by focusing on one or a number of predetermined ecological factors to study vegetation, could not express the existing reality in all times.
The K and F values of our study for females and males were similar, and usually can be affected by ecological factors.
The sustainable approach used by Fluxys in the preparation and construction of pipelines covers safety issues as well as environmental and ecological factors.
Bugs in the Garden: Tea Plantations and Environmental Constraints in Eastern India (Assam), 1840-1910' takes a fresh look at plantation monoculture to examine the ways in which ecological factors (including creepy crawlies) exerted a formative impact on the running of the tea industry.
He has focused on the interaction and balanced development of many ecological factors (Shao, 2008).

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