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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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]
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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.
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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.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

ecology

or

bionomics

the study of plants and animals in relation to their total environment.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005

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.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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Another point to be considered is the traits adopted in the transgenic varieties (Wan et al., 2002; Yang et al., 2005), like the application or not of insecticides with regard to the control level to the non-target herbivores of Bt plants (Degrande, 2004; Thomazoni et al., 2010), the use of selective insecticides, and the sampling method adopted correlated with the behavior and bioecology of the natural enemy, which can be influence the diversity of these insects (Men et al., 2003), as demonstrated in this study, in the beat sheet method for Orius sp., which was dominant in both NuOpal[R] and DeltaOpal[R] and was only dominant in DeltaOpal[R] with the whole plant sampling.
The bioecology of the gastropod was studied in the Virgin Islands (RANDALL, 1964; TOLLER & GORDON, 2005), Venezuela (FLOREZ & CACERES, 1981; CASTELL, 1987), Bahamas (DEBROT, 1990a; 1990b), Costa Rica (SCHMIDT et al., 2002) and Colombian Caribbean (OSORNO & DIAZ, 2005).
Bioecology of Simulium damnosum Theobald complex along Osun River, Southwest Nigeria.
Bioecology of Stenoma catenifer (Lepidoptera: Elachistidae) and associated larval parasitoids reared from Hass avocados in Guatemala.
Bioecology of the ghost crab Ocypode quadrata (Fabricius, 1787) (Crustacea: Brachyura) compared with other intertidal crabs in the southwestern Atlantic.
Bioecology characteristics of blue swimming crab (Portunus pelagicus) in Bebes waters.
Results obtained on bioecology of Culicidae in Taksebt's dam are treated by ecological index.
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Many mathematical models about bioecology play important roles for researchers to realize the interactions of ecological species.