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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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DENIED Ecologist Dr Bill Pickering cannot call the land where he lives his 'garden'
Later in his career, Mac would publish a translation of a study by a Russian ecologist.
Now the council has agreed to draw on the expertise of a team of ecologists at the Warwickshire Ecology Unit in Warwick to advise on future developments planned for the city.
Ecologist David Western has written, "Ecologists' preoccupation with the pristine reflects a long tradition in western culture and a philosophy of separating humanity and nature.
Dragonflies date back at least 250 million years, says Daniel Soluk, an ecologist at the University of South Dakota in Vermillion.
That's "a double whammy," says Clive Wilkinson, an ecologist at the Reef and Rainforest Research Centre in Townsville, Australia.
Another NASA scientist, microbial ecologist Jay Garland of the Kennedy Space Center, is seeking beneficial microbes to prevent Salmonella contamination of alfalfa sprouts.
In addition it was not true to say that birds were being killed by the rotors because birds were simply flying over or around the turbines, the ecologist said.
Above, Vector Control field lab assistant Tracey Rostamlou places blood samples from chicken on test strips as vector ecologist Jacqueline Spoehel draws blood in the background.
Some appearances create fear," says ecologist (scientist who studies organisms and their environment) Miguel Pinedo-Vasquez of Columbia University in New York City.
The Ecologist warns that the "Colanization of the dairy industry" could speed the destruction of small dairy farms in favor of corporate-owned factory farms.