- a branch of ecology dealing with the individual organism or species in relation to its environment.
Origin of autecology
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- the ecological study of an individual organism or speciesCompare synecology
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- The branch of ecology that deals with the biological relationship between an individual organism or an individual species and its environment. Compare synecology.
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