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synecology

(sĭn′ĭ-kŏl′ə-jē)
n.
The study of the ecological interrelationships among communities of organisms.

syn′e·co·log′ic (-kə-lŏj′ĭk), syn′e·co·log′i·cal (-ĭ-kəl) adj.

synecology

(sĭn″ē-kŏl′ō-jē) [Gr. syn, together, + oikos, house, + logos, word, reason]
The study of organisms in relationship to their environment in group form.

synecology

the study of communities, rather than individuals. Compare AUTECOLOGY.
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Synecology and structure: it corresponds to terophytic, silicicolous and pioneer grasslands growing on oligotrophic, generally thin to very thin, scarcely acidic soils with varying texture.
Synecology and structure: communities with Isoetes durieui, Juncus capitatus, Radiola linoides and Menta pulegium develop nearby the water puddles and next to the clayey level areas able to hold temporarily a certain quantity of meteoric water in the upper ground stage.
Synecology and structure: this community colonizes the very recently abandoned tilled lands and the loose uncultivated ground nearby the country houses.
Synecology and structure: the community is an acidophilus forest with Quercus ilex and deciduous trees, like Quercus virgiliana and Sorbus domestica.
Synecology and structure: this high (2-3 m), shrubby vegetation dominated by the presence of Erica arborea, Arbutus unedo and Myrtus communis develops on north-facing slopes and on colluvial seawards benches, sheltered from the prevailing winds.
Synecology and structure: it is a mantle formation with thorny shrubs, frequent in the impluvia and the colluvia, mainly north-facing, and on the bottom of the alluvial valley.
Synecology and structure: The residual elements of the original vegetation are composed by few specimen of Fraxinus angustifolia subsp.
Synecology and structure: on the sandy heaps mixed with organic matters of remains of seaweeds and sea phanerogamae deposited by wave motion, fragmentary populations of psammophylous vegetation composed by few pioneer terophytes with succulent habitus are located, among them Cakile maritima, Euphorbia peplis, Euphorbia paralias, Salsola kali.
Synecology and structure: there are fragments of perennial psammophilous vegetation, represented by Elytrigia juncea, Medicago marina, Echinophora spinosa, Pancratium maritimum, Glaucium flavum, Eryngium maritimum.
Synecology and structure: it is a termophilous garrigue with Euphorbia dendroides, which can form a primary community in the steep sea-facing sites while characterises a secondary communities on the abandoned terracings, submitted to an intensive insolation and run through by frequent fires, the OleoEuphorbietum dendroidis variant with Cistus monspeliensis.
Synecology and structure: it is a high, multistratified shrubland containing tree-heigth specimen of Juniperus phoenicea, in the transition area between the cliffs and the Quercus ilex community series, on colluvial, fresh and quite acidic soils.