autecology

one of two broad subdivisions of ecology, which studies the individual organism or species.

In regard to subdivisions, ecology is commonly divided into autecology and synecology.


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  • autecology — [ôt΄ē käl′ə jē] n. [ AUT(O) + ECOLOGY] the ecological study of a single organism, or of a single species of organism: cf. SYNECOLOGY …   English World dictionary

  • autecology — autecologic /awt ek euh loj ik, ee keuh /, autecological, adj. autecologically, adv. /aw teuh kol euh je/, n. a branch of ecology dealing with the individual organism or species in relation to its environment. Cf. synecology. [1905 10; AUT +… …   Universalium

  • autecology — autoekologija statusas T sritis ekologija ir aplinkotyra apibrėžtis Ekologijos skyrius, tiriantis individų reagavimą į abiotinius ir biotinius veiksnius. atitikmenys: angl. autecology vok. Autökologie, f rus. аутэкология, f …   Ekologijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • autecology — noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1910 ecology dealing with individual organisms or individual species of organisms • autecological adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • autecology — the ecology of individual organisms or species …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • autecology — n. [Gr. autos, self; oikos, house; logos, discourse] The ecology of an individual organism or species stressing the physical factors of the environment, as opposed to community studies; see synecology …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • autecology — au·te·col·o·gy (aw″tə kolґə je) [aut + ecology] the ecology of an organism as an individual; cf. synecology …   Medical dictionary

  • autecology — study of ecology of one species Sciences and Studies …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • autecology — [ˌɔ:tɪ kɒlədʒi] (also autoecology) noun Biology the ecological study of a particular species. Contrasted with synecology. Derivatives autecological adjective …   English new terms dictionary

  • autecology — aut·ecology …   English syllables

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