Ecology

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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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Three constructs, corresponding to three ecological systems/subsystems, were measured: child cognitive development (bioecology), indices of child use of the Internet at home (techno-subsystem), and family socioeconomic characteristics (microsystem).
Bioecology of Epilachna difficilis (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae: Epilachninae) in Central-West of Mexico
The development of an effective integrated pest management strategy against these phytophagous insects requires a thorough knowledge of their taxonomy and bioecology.
Bioecology of Optatus palmaris Pascoe (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) in Annona muricata L.
V., Bioecology and utilization of predatory coccinellids for the management of aphid".
To understand the mechanisms of resistance of onion cultivars to thrips, further studies should be carried out to identify the chemical components involved in onion resistance, and to determine the roles of morphological characteristics in the bioecology of the insect.
Epidemic manifestations of rickettsial diseases vary by ecotope characteristics, human activity, and vector bioecology in natural foci.
Fernandes, "Bioecology of the uca-crab, Ucides cordatus (Linnaeus, 1763), in Vitaria bay, Espirito Santo State, Brazil," Brazilian Journal of Oceanography, vol.
Shelford, "Some concepts of bioecology," Ecological Society of America, vol.
(6) Laboratory of Bioecology and Crustacean Systematics (LBSC), Department of Biology Faculty of Philosophy, Sciences and Letters of Ribeirao Preto (FFCLRP) University of Sao Paulo (USP), Postgraduate Program in Comparative Biology, Avenida Bandeirantes 3900 CEP 14040-901, Ribeirao Preto, SP, Brazil
SOME ASPECTS OF THE BIOECOLOGY OF THE WEST INDIAN TOPSHELL CITTARIUM PICA (MOLLUSCA: GASTEROPODA) IN THE DARIEN COLOMBIAN CARIBBEAN