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Ecology

The study of how living things interact with their surroundings. For example, an ecologist may study how a plant operates in different types of soil or whether or not bacteria thrive in various environs. Ecology is important in sustainable development to ensure that an action does not irreparably harm an environment.
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The ecological factors concerned the system of relationships that were the source of the contradictions and included self, profession, parents, and children.
The precise mix of appropriate interventions will of course be informed by a careful assessment of the individual, situational, and ecological factors relevant to the particular case, and how these may interact to produce the specific outcome of sexual offending.
various ecological factors have an important influence on the formation extension and resistance of wooden species.
Questions focus on demography, the ecological factors affecting reproductive success, and the potential effects of climate change on the study population.
Author Sheridan, a research anthropologist at the Southwest Center and professor at the University of Arizona, employs a theoretical approach called political ecology in order to highlight the ongoing interplay between global political and economic forces and local cultural, demographic, and ecological factors.
Hot temperatures, rainfall amounts and ecological factors such as the bird and mosquito populations have to align just right to trigger an outbreak like the one this year.
Moreover, the early observations could have been explained by differences in genetic and/or ecological factors between the chimpanzee communities, which precluded the interpretation that the chimpanzees were exhibiting 'cultural' differences.
To our knowledge, this is one of the first instruments which incorporate social, cultural, economic and ecological factors associated with the motivation of an understudied sub-group of 'seriousleisure' cyclists.
Angling is already under huge pressure from ecological factors like upland acidification, diffuse pollution in rivers, and ocean warming: the prospect now of hostile legislation from the Welsh Assembly is the last straw.
Premarital sexual intercourse among adolescents in an Asian country: multilevel ecological factors, Pediatrics, 2009, 124:e44-e52, <http://www.
What are the ecological factors contributing to the changes?
But this ignores the vast range of human and ecological factors that surround disease.

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