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Autecology

Definition

noun

A subfield of ecology concerned with the individual organism or species in relation to its environment.


Supplement

Autecology is the study of the environment in relation to only one species in contrast to synecology, which is the study of the environment affecting groups of species coexisting in the area.


Word origin: Greek, from autos (self) + ecology

Compare: synecology


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