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Synecology

Definition

noun

A subfield of ecology concerned with the relations between groups of organisms or coexisting biological communities.


Supplement

Synecology encompasses distribution, abundance, demography and interactions between coexisting groups of organisms. For instance, interspecific interactions (e.g. predation) are dealt with in synecology.


Word origin: Greek sýn (with, together with) + ecology.

Synonym: community ecology

Compare: autecology


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A different approach to study entomology

... entomological knowledge by "just" observing insects and not collecting them. This would then contribute to the knowledge on the aut- or synecology of those selected species. At one point however, you also have to refer to an entomological collection or an entomological taxonomist in ...

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Wed Oct 03, 2012 2:18 pm
 
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