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autecology

[aw-tuh-kol-uh-je] /ˌɔ təˈkɒl ə dʒɛ/
noun
1.
a branch of ecology dealing with the individual organism or species in relation to its environment.
Compare synecology.
Origin
1905-1910
1905-10; aut- + ecology
Related forms
autecologic
[awt-ek-uh-loj-ik, -ee-kuh-] /ˌɔt ɛk əˈlɒdʒ ɪk, -i kə-/ (Show IPA),
autecological, adjective
autecologically, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for autecological

autecology

/ˌɔːtɪˈkɒlədʒɪ/
noun
1.
the ecological study of an individual organism or species Compare synecology
Derived Forms
autecological, adjective
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autecological in Science
autecology
  (ô'tĭ-kŏl'ə-jē)   
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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Encyclopedia Article for autecological

autecology

the study of the interactions of an individual organism or a single species with the living and nonliving factors of its environment. Autecology is primarily experimental and deals with easily measured variables such as light, humidity, and available nutrients in an effort to understand the needs, life history, and behaviour of the organism or species. Compare synecology.

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