Definitions

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  • adj. Relating to ecology, the interrelationships of organisms and their environment.
  • adj. not harmful to the environment

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. of or pertaining to ecology.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to œcology.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of or relating to the science of ecology
  • adj. characterized by the interdependence of living organisms in an environment

Etymologies

ecology +‎ -ical (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Major international conferences of ecologists and economists have been held since then, many ecological economic institutes have been formed around the world, and a significant number of books have appeared with the term ecological economics in their titles [45].

    An Introduction to Ecological Economics~ Chapter 2

  • Finally, once we begin to think of human groups of all sorts as like species interacting with each other in an ecosystem -- what I call the ecological/evolutionary paradigm -- we can begin to think more constructively about how to manage between-group interactions, religious and otherwise.

    David Sloan Wilson: Atheism as a Stealth Religion IV: The Transformation of the Obvious

  • In her 2003 book Tucker expresses the optimistic opinion that world religions are entering a second axial age which she calls their ecological phase.

    Religion, nature and environmentalism

  • "The permanent solution is not technology, but what we call ecological separation - or no movement of live organisms between the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River via the canals," said Alliance President Joel Brammeier, who co-authored a study on the subject in 2008.

    ENS

  • William Dennison, a scientist at the University of Maryland environmental laboratory near Cambridge, said the bay is at what he called ecological and societal "tipping points."

    Blog updates

  • The usual opinion of local people who are involved in ecological impact studies is that the collected data of Bob's paper in its best known interpretations is flawed by people other than the author and they tend to include many questionable assumptions to gain their goal.

    Do you think that the long term ecological damage caused by exterminating predators or holding them well below their natural pop

  • In addition to editing The One-Straw Revolution, Korn edited the The Future Is Abundant, a Guide to Sustainable Agriculture, and he is well versed in ecological approaches to farming in the Northwest.

    A Different Stripe:

  • One researcher writes, “Whereas evolutionary biology can rarely predict where any species is going, it does predict that, despite their short-term ecological success, unicolonial ants are an evolutionary dead end.”

    World Wide Mind

  • The pair specializes in ecological designs using modular forms, recycled materials such as shipping containers, railroad ties, wooden pallets, aluminum and even glass bottles.

    Good Things in Small Packages

  • Recently McDonough has agreed to take those ideas and try to implement them at the WalMart corporation -- the nation's largest employer and a behemoth on the world market -- Âto try to transform it into a global leader in ecological improvement.

    Cathleen Falsani: God Is Green: Why 'Less Bad' Is Not Good

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