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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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California, Texas, and Florida have the highest ecological deficits, with their demand for resources (Ecological Footprint) exceeding what their ecosystems can regenerate (biocapacity).
Advocates for ecological literacy suggest place-based learning as effective pedagogical theory because it is adaptive to each particular location's own wealth of unique cultural, ecological and social characteristics (Monaghan & Curthoys, 2008).
I recommend the book for courses in contemporary moral problems and ecological ethics at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
The only reason why the US scored low was its ecological footprint which was worse than the "poor" category.
According to Sumaila's ranking, many high-income countries such as Japan, the United States, several European nations and the oil-rich Middle East, performed the worst - mostly due to high ecological deficits.
Part 2 looks at challenges in ecological restoration over a broad range of economic realities and habitat types.
One use of ecological studies is to explore individual-level association when individual data are not available.
A second respect in which ecological modernization is employed is as a notion for depicting prevailing discourses of environmental policy.
A Christian Reqoonse to the Ecological Crisis offers 13 articles that tackle different aspects of the ecological crisis.
Ecological Footprint (EF) and ecological carrying capacity, one method to calculate the difference between natural resource ecological consumption needs (ecological footprint) from human beings and ecological supply (ecological carrying capacity) from the nature, was initially introduced by Canadian ecological economists Professor William Rees (Rees, 1992) and was gradually perfected with his doctoral student Wackemagel in 1996 (Rees, 1996).
In a ground-breaking 1997 Nature article, (1) Professor Robert Constanza and his team revealed that ecological systems and their services make an immense contribution to human welfare, both directly and indirectly.
Ecological Plastic is used in the new Prius and will be featured widely in Toyota's new model ranges in the future.