[ek-oh-fiz-ee-ol-uh-jee, ee-koh-]
the branch of physiology that deals with the physiological processes of organisms with respect to their environment.

1960–65; eco- + physiology

ecophysiological [ek-oh-fiz-ee-uh-loj-i-kuhl, ee-koh-] , adjective
ecophysiologist, noun Unabridged
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ecophysiology (ˌiːkəʊˌfɪzɪˈɒlədʒɪ)
the study of the physiology of organisms with respect to their adaptation to the environment

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Her thesis research was on the ecophysiology of epidermal lipids and water homeostasis in house sparrows.
There is continued interest in the ecophysiology and molecular ecology of nitrification among varied research communities.
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