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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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This suggests that ecological factors in the shaded forest provide a disadvantage to relatively small seeds, particularly within small-seeded species, and that ecological factors in gaps provide a disadvantage to relatively large seeds, particularly within large-seeded species.
In the final part of the interview, informants were asked to discuss ecological factors that might cause either short- or long-term changes in the caribou populations.
A scree test of the ecological factor analysis for the 61 practices indicated that six factors should be extracted, which together explained 73 percent of the variance.
The chi- square test is used to determine the differences of non-numeric ecological factors data.
Among ecological factors, elevation had the most important role in the distribution and diversity of species (Fig.
Each ecological factor, however, has an impact on immigrants' mental health across multiple levels of the ecology.
Ecological factors can exacerbate disciplinary actions taken against African American male adolescents in particular.
The deceitful excuse that they will inform us of the effects on bird life and other ecological factors is unnecessary.
While there may be several reasons for localised declines, the BNHS has shown that normal ecological factors such as food supply and habitat availability are not constraining the vulture populations.
A specific etiologic diagnosis is particularly important in this era of ever-changing environmental and ecological factors and increased awareness of atypical disease presentations.
Chapter 17) shed new light on the extreme situation of land bridge islands, where intrinsic ecological factors are more likely to play a role in both determining species extinction and altering community structure.
Along with our focus on genetic factors influencing recovery, we are evaluating major ecological factors affecting survival and growth of the silversword population.

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