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autecology The study of ecology at the level of the species. An autecological study aims to investigate the ecology of populations or individuals of a particular species, including habitat, distribution, life cycle, etc. This should enable a full description of the ecological niche of the organism to be made. Compare synecology.

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autecology

autecology The ecology of individual organisms and populations, including physiological ecology, animal behaviour, and population dynamics. Usually only one or two species are studied. See also population ecology. Compare synecology.

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autecology

autecology The ecology of individual organisms and populations, including physiological ecology, animal behaviour, and population dynamics. Usually only one or two species are studied. Compare SYNECOLOGY. See also POPULATION ECOLOGY.

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autecology The ecology of individual organisms or species, including physiological ecology, animal behaviour, and population dynamics. Usually only one species is studied. Compare SYNECOLOGY; see also POPULATION ECOLOGY.

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