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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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1 TABLE 2--Estimated Logistic Regression Coefficient (SE) for Ecological Factors Associated with Adolescent Parenting and Pregnancy Odds Variable Coefficient (SE) -2LL p Ratio Macro Income -.
Ecological factors can exacerbate disciplinary actions taken against African American male adolescents in particular.
Along with our focus on genetic factors influencing recovery, we are evaluating major ecological factors affecting survival and growth of the silversword population.
Welfare status, middle-class culture and professional households (regardless of income) all act as strong ecological factors.
Ecological factors could be defined on a local scale whereas socioeconomic factors may be governed by market conditions at national and international levels.
Previous work on the Bronze Age settlements of Central Asia has not focused upon environmental and ecological factors.
Perhaps because of Ribes control, certainly because of climate and ecological factors, blister rust became truly disastrous in the East only in the great pineries of the Lake States.
This mission aims to - Characterize the state of bird populations in particular for species covered by Natura 2000, depending on changes in ecological factors and determinants of the biology of the species,- Specify the project~s impact on birds at the end of projects and during the operational phase of the works.
It appears that deforestation is one of the initial ecological factors that can trigger a malaria epidemic," says Sarah Olson, the lead author of the new report and a postdoctoral fellow at the Nelson Institute, Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment.
Spongers and nonspongers live side by side, so Krutzen dismisses the possibility that ecological factors drive sponge carrying.
I feel that this is somewhat limited, because recovery must incorporate all of the ecological factors in a given area.
But the feasibility report says, ``The ecological factors do not pose an insurmountable obstacle to the scheme.

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