the study of the effects of climate on the biological processes of living organisms.

1920–25; bio- + climatology

bioclimatological [bahy-oh-klahy-muh-tl-oj-i-kuhl] , adjective
bioclimatologically, adverb
bioclimatologist, noun Unabridged
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bioclimatology (ˌbaɪəʊˌklaɪməˈtɒlədʒɪ)
the study of the effects of climatic conditions on living organisms

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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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Climate variability is of central importance to long-term ecological studies in general and to bioclimatology in particular.
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