synecology

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syn·e·col·o·gy / ˌsiniˈkäləjē/ • n. the ecological study of whole plant or animal communities. Contrasted with autecology.DERIVATIVES: syn·ec·o·log·i·cal / sinˌekəˈläjikəl; -ˌēkə-/ adj.syn·e·col·o·gist / -jist/ n.

synecology

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synecology The study of ecology at the level of the community. A synecological study aims to investigate the relationships between different species that form a community and their interactions with the surrounding environment. Synecology involves both biotic and abiotic factors. Compare autecology.

synecology

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synecology The study of whole plant and animal communities, including the study of terrestrial ecosystems, biological aspects of oceanography, and applied problems of human management and alteration of ecosystems. Compare autecology.

synecology

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synecology The study of whole plant and animal communities, including the study of terrestrial ecosystems, biological aspects of oceanography, and applied problems of human management and alteration of ecosystems. Compare AUTECOLOGY.

synecology

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synecology The study of whole plant and animal communities, including the study of terrestrial ecosystems, biological aspects of oceanography, and applied problems of human management and alteration of ecosystems. Compare AUTECOLOGY.