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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 factor analysis of the 13 reasons for promotion and dismissal produced two factors: (H1) promotion for present vs.
The present study shows that in studying the vegetation and determining ecological factors, employing ecological and phytosociologic criteria as eco-phytosociology (Atri, 1996) are not only suitable and exact in the data collection stage to determine the placement of releves, but also it is able to provide results, which conform and agree to the rules that
Thus the role of concrete ecological factors in spatial distribution of the revealed fragment of a biodiversity remains not clear.
16 0.015 0.423 100.000 Table 4--Load factor classification Factors High load indicators Named Factor 1 X1, X4, X5, X6, X11, X12, X13 economic factors Factor 2 X3, X7, X8, X9, X10 cultural elements Factor 3 X2, X14, X15, X16 ecological factors
Two interconnected themes were found: systemic tensions and ecological factors. The systemic tensions concerned dialectical contradictions that emerged when relating to individual children and included one child versus group, exclusive versus shared closeness, and parental role versus role of ECE teacher.
Study of ecological factors included elevation, EC, texture of soil and pH in each releve.
Differing patterns of the relationships between the ecological factors and sibling adjustment emerged.
7) Professionals have an imperative obligation to more intensely consider the many complex and ecological factors involved with the developmental coping needs for these children.
3E= [e.sub.n] x [s.sub.e] + [k.sub.n] x [s.sub.k] + [C.sub.n] x [s.sub.c], (4) [s.sub.e], [s.sub.k], [s.sub.c]--weight coefficients of energy, economical and ecological factors.
"This was a finding that would contradict prevailing opinions in the Great Lakes, specifically that lake trout, which had declined to extirpation--in other words the population was gone by 1960--was due to other ecological factors, not chemical toxicity," Cook says.
One of the tasks facing any student is to craft a career path, a process influenced by ecological factors (e.g., opportunities presented, parents, schools).
This perspective fails to account for the social and ecological factors that over time have created a high concentration of crime, violence, and poverty, in many urban environments.

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