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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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Part of the argument is that ecosystems services are currently undervalued.
To get there, Accenture recommends such steps as including a clear ecosystem strategy that would "either reinvent or completely disrupt the existing insurance value chain to improve their competitiveness."
Exit growth index measures startup exits in the ecosystem from 2015 to 2016 and 2017 to 2018.
Ebrahim Mohammed Janahi praised Bahrain's global achievements in demonstrating a supportive startup ecosystem.
Ecosystem restoration is defined as a process of reversing the degradation of ecosystems, such as landscapes, lakes and oceans to regain their ecological functionality; in other words, to improve the productivity and capacity of ecosystems to meet the needs of society.
Executives believe that ecosystem participation allows businesses to innovate (63 per cent), increase revenue growth (58 per cent), access new markets (55 per cent) and access new customers (55 per cent).
An ecosystem platform is a collaborative architecture that enables internal and/or external business ecosystem partners to work together in new ways.
"While the industry is aware of the critical importance of a healthy developer ecosystem, it needs to do a better job to engage, inspire, educate and support developers," said Robin Murdoch, a managing director in Accenture's Communications, Media & Technology group who leads its software and platform business.
Anwar Ali, the forest mensuration officer at the Pakistan Forest Institute in Peshawar, said forests should not just be seen as trees but rather as a whole package of ecosystem services, including biodiversity, ecotourism, watersheds and carbon sequestration.
This is in comparison to 6,365 elephants counted in the Laikipia-Samburu ecosystem in 2012 and 89 in Marsabit.
To explore a suitable method of studying ecosystem service coverage areas, we introduce Voronoi diagrams and weighted Voronoi diagrams into ecosystem service value research and analyze ecosystem services coverage based on actual conditions.