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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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'Our hope is for human ecology to be recognized for its unique and important role in agricultural and rural development,' he added.
Whereas most of Civilizing Thoreau is organized according to Thoreau's books--with chapters on Waiden, Reform Papers, A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers, The Maine Woods, and Cape Cod--Part One, entitled "Thoreau's Human Ecology," ranges across Thoreau's oeuvre, situating him within the emergence of social sciences in the first half of the nineteenth century.
Human ecology provides the missing explanatory framework for making sense out of information placed in the PMESII-PT, METT-TC, and ASCOPE categories.
Students of human ecology and investigators conducting research using a human ecological perspective can benefit from this book.
Many students choose the Human Ecology Programme expecting to become specialists in their own fields of expertise or else, to be taught how to find straight answers and ready-made recipes to solve the world's problems.
Michael Eskin is a professor in the Department of Human Nutritional Sciences and Associate Dean of the Faculty of Human Ecology at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
The children who 'visit' the Minsk hospital or the newly-opened Research Centre for Radiation Medicine and Human Ecology were born after the Chernobyl disaster.
Converging themes from the fields of environmental health, ecology and health, and human ecology highlight opportunities for innovation and advancement in environmental health theory and practice.
This article asserts that it is critical to understand the connections between human ecology and building ecology to create humane environments that show inspiration and creativity and that also serve diverse needs.
Families and states cannot avoid the requirements of a "human ecology" (Cf.
McIntosh, a fellow of the Centre for Human Ecology in Edinburgh, said: "It stopped me mounting my defence.
The most likely allergen lurking in magazine and newspaper print is the ink, according to the Human Ecology Action League (HEAL), a nonprofit that focuses on environmentally related health issues.