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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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Distribution of groups of different valency in relation to ecological factors is presented in Figures 3 and 4.
Our clinical assessments, case formulations, and interventions with referred youth sexual offenders are focused on the specific individual, situational, and ecological factors associated with their risk of sexual (and other serious) recidivism.
Two interconnected themes were identified: systemic tensions, which concerned particular tensions that emerge from the system of relationships, and ecological factors, which concerned individual elements of the ecological system of the relationship.
Despite the current investigation's major focus on the relationship between parenting style and academic achievement of African American males, we also wanted to better understand which combination of ecological factors, such as family structure, church attendance, and parent monitoring, best predicts African American male high school achievement.
In this family, the unavailability of biologically unrelated mates was the main reason for arranging marriage among first cousins; this ecological factor is often mentioned as one of the many reason for such unions.
Survey of Important ecological factors on vegetative cover of Degh-Minoo Rangelands.
Between studied ecological factors, elevation was the most important for variation within and among both the species.
Collectively, these data show that the reproductive success of black-throated blue warblers depends on multiple ecological factors, providing a real-life example of how populations are interconnected with populations of their prey and predators.
Ecological factors such as rainfall, temperature, vegetation, humidity, topography and altitude are associated with eye diseases, particularly those caused by infectious agents.
According to scientific data, 25 percent of world's coral reefs have disappeared due to pollution and other ecological factors.
It appears that deforestation is one of the initial ecological factors that can trigger a malaria epidemic," says Sarah Olson, a University of Wisconsin professor who worked on the study.
Williams is working hard to help improve sweet corn production by examining the ecological factors farmers face in growing this popular food crop.

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