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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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In the Laikipia-Samburu ecosystem, 7,166 elephants were counted, while 181 were counted in the Marsabit ecosystem.
Also, a high degree of integration and synergies among key players is vital for the smooth functioning of a FinTech ecosystem.
The use of the ecosystem concept to describe the business environment originated with James Moore, who offered a definition of "business ecosystem" in his 1996 book The Death of Competition.
So the call to our profession is simple, but essential: work together to understand how ecosystem services can be quantified, what their impacts are on food security, energy security, and human well-being, and how to incorporate this knowledge into land management, economic models, and policy decisions so that we maintain, or better yet improve, the quality and quantity of the ecosystem services that we so desperately depend on.
This type of the ecosystem was dominated by draught- and coldtolerant trees, shrub flowers, pigs and chickens
Ariel Lugo, a scientist in Puerto Rico, has shown that novel ecosystems can be nearly as rich in species as native ones.
So what difference will it make to think explicitly about the concept of ecosystem services when formulating federal land management policy?
Extending the notion originally proposed for pollinators in Kremen's study, Boulton says we can surmise that if there is high biodiversity, there are also high levels of ecosystem goods and services.
The reintroduction of megaherbivores--particularly bison from Canada--could return this terrain to a grassy ecosystem that retains carbon.
The Urban Ecosystem Analysis provides a process for the Town of Flower Mound's staff to analyze the ecosystem services of its green infrastructure.
The combined boreal forest regions in Canada and Russia store more carbon than any other terrestrial ecosystem on Earth.