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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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Complete with a well-selected appendix annotating key literary and filmic texts in ecological science fiction, the book itself confirms the appealing possibility about which Canavan speculates in the introduction: "perhaps even ecological critique as such can productively be thought of as a kind of science fiction, as it uses the same tools of cognition and extrapolation to project the conditions of a possible future--whether good or bad, ecotopian or apocalyptic--in hopes of transforming politics in the present" (17).
Yet in doing so, they conceptualised and promoted the production of ecological science through what Trigger (1997) calls the casual dominance of development ideology, in which those who espouse it rely on the assumption that development is necessary for the good of the nation.
In March 1958, Sears asked the ESA establish a committee of the social applications of ecological science (Billings and others 1958).
environmental laws pay lip service to ecological science, (23) they do
By the 1980s, ecological science had taken over from natural theology the role of legitimating the values of the environmental movement.
The story of Barbara Kobayashi contains most of the pieces to complete the puzzle of urban nature conservation: knowledge and information; ecological science; community empowerment; collaboration; advocacy to government institutions and policymakers; and inspiration.
A powerful melding of traditional Aboriginal knowledge of land management and Western ecological science is producing outstanding results in a 'Burning for Biodiversity' project in Kakadu National Park.
Having personally benefited from direct experience in ecological science alongside practicing scientists, teachers are better situated to create authentic science experiences for their students.
Sustainability therefore means optimizing social well-being: a guideline for the constitution of communities that integrates health, knowledge, culture, economics, and politics as well as ecological science.
challenging the notion of ecological science as the master narrative for
Sellers, 48: Born in Sussex in 1955, Sellers graduated from Cranbrook School in 1973 and went on to study ecological science at the University of Edinburgh receiving a bachelor of science degree in 1976.
She and Jacintha Ellers, now at the Institute of Ecological Science in Amsterdam, analyzed coloration of clouded sulphur butterflies (Colias eriphyle) in Colorado's Rocky Mountains.

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