- the branch of biology dealing with the relations and interactions between organisms and their environment, including other organisms.
- the set of relationships existing between organisms and their environment: desert ecologies.
- the set of relationships existing between any complex system and its surroundings or environment: the ecology and politics of healthcare.
- Also called human ecology. the branch of sociology concerned with the spacing and interdependence of people and institutions.
- advocacy for the protection of natural resources from pollution or its effects; environmentalism.
Origin of ecology
Examples from the Web for ecology
And of course one needs to convince the French Ministries of Culture and of Ecology that the application makes sense.The Next UNESCO World Heritage Site: Burgundy’s Pinot Noir Country?
May 31, 2014
In other words, criticism is a tiny part of the ecology of the music business, but an essential part.Music Criticism Has Degenerated Into Lifestyle Reporting
March 18, 2014
None of Denes's issues, in art or politics or economics or ecology, are any less worth addressing today than 30 years ago.Nebraska Meets Lower Manhattan
June 25, 2013
The boat was also traced to the tsunami, Curt Hart of the Washington Department of Ecology told The Daily Beast.As Japan’s Tsunami Debris Arrives, Can U.S. West Coast Handle It?
September 7, 2012
The lectures have featured such topics as the effect of temperature on chocolate, browning foods, and the ecology of farming.Home Ec at Harvard
December 6, 2010
Ecology of the opossum on a natural area in northeastern Kansas.Natural History of the Racer Coluber constrictor
Henry S. Fitch
The centipedes of the Chicago area with special reference to their ecology.The Biotic Associations of Cockroaches
Louis M. Roth
Stone Age—but that's partly an accident of ecology, isn't it?West Of The Sun
The wolf: the ecology and behavior of an endangered species.An Experimental Translocation of the Eastern Timber Wolf
Thomas F. Weise
The youngest branch of Botany is Ecology or the study of vegetation in relation to habitat—particularly soil in its widest sense.
- the study of the relationships between living organisms and their environment
- the set of relationships of a particular organism with its environment
- the study of the relationships between human groups and their physical environment
Word Origin and History for ecology
1873, "branch of science dealing with the relationship of living things to their environments, coined by German zoologist Ernst Haeckel (1834-1919) as Okologie, from Greek oikos "house, dwelling place, habitation" (see villa) + -logia "study of" (see -logy). In use with reference to anti-pollution activities from 1960s.
- The branch of science that is concerned with the relationships between organisms and their environments.
- The relationship between organisms and their environments.
- The study of the detrimental effects of modern civilization on the environment, with a view toward their prevention or reversal through conservation.
- The scientific study of the relationships between living things and their environments. Also called bionomics
- A system of such relationships within a particular environment.
The study of living things, their environment, and the relation between the two.