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bioclimatology

[bahy-oh-klahy-muh-tol-uh-jee] /ˌbaɪ oʊˌklaɪ məˈtɒl ə dʒi/
noun
1.
the study of the effects of climate on the biological processes of living organisms.
Origin
1920-1925
1920-25; bio- + climatology
Related forms
bioclimatological
[bahy-oh-klahy-muh-tl-oj-i-kuh l] /ˌbaɪ oʊˌklaɪ mə tlˈɒdʒ ɪ kəl/ (Show IPA),
adjective
bioclimatologically, adverb
bioclimatologist, noun
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  • Climate variability is of central importance to long-term ecological studies in general and to bioclimatology in particular.
British Dictionary definitions for bioclimatology

bioclimatology

/ˌbaɪəʊˌklaɪməˈtɒlədʒɪ/
noun
1.
the study of the effects of climatic conditions on living organisms
Derived Forms
bioclimatologist, noun
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Encyclopedia Article for bioclimatology

branch of climatology that deals with the effects of the physical environment on living organisms over an extended period of time. Although Hippocrates touched on these matters 2,000 years ago in his treatise on Air, Waters, and Places, the science of bioclimatology is relatively new. It developed into a significant field of study during the 1960s owing largely to a growing concern over the deteriorating environment.

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