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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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Its population was also integrated with the aphid colonies and other ecological factors, in hot temperature it was found sitting under shady crops over bushes while in dawn and dusk time it was very active.
The predicted associations between ecological factors and reproductive health are expressed by hypothesis H3: Ecological resources have a significant positive effect on tribal women's reproductive health and power.
Thus the role of concrete ecological factors in spatial distribution of the revealed fragment of a biodiversity remains not clear.
Economic factors mainly refer to as exotic landscape level, suitable for recreation, appropriate travel period reflect elements of ice snow tourism resource economic value; cultural elements mainly refers to like the concept of landscape design art, tourism and cultural heterogeneity, the theme of cultural reflect ice snow tourism resources value and culture value elements; ecological factor mainly refers to as landscape ecology, ecological resources of integrity, environmental protection etc.
The chi- square test is used to determine the differences of non-numeric ecological factors data.
The number of biology changes following the variation of a certain ecological factors, when the biological number reaches the maximum value, the corresponding ecological factor value is the optimal value for this species.
The precise mix of appropriate interventions will of course be informed by a careful assessment of the individual, situational, and ecological factors relevant to the particular case, and how these may interact to produce the specific outcome of sexual offending.
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.
Author Sheridan, a research anthropologist at the Southwest Center and professor at the University of Arizona, employs a theoretical approach called political ecology in order to highlight the ongoing interplay between global political and economic forces and local cultural, demographic, and ecological factors. In addition to describing the role of copper, cattle, cotton, and climate in the state, the book also looks at how attempts to control water have shaped the political ecology of human societies in Arizona.
Hot temperatures, rainfall amounts and ecological factors such as the bird and mosquito populations have to align just right to trigger an outbreak like the one this year.
Moreover, the early observations could have been explained by differences in genetic and/or ecological factors between the chimpanzee communities, which precluded the interpretation that the chimpanzees were exhibiting 'cultural' differences.
Choice of kin in consanguineous marriages: effects of altruism and ecological factors. Ann Hum Biol 2010; 37: 738-53.

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