Definitions

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  • noun The branch of ecology that deals with the biological relationship between an individual organism or an individual species and its environment.

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

Etymologies

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From Ancient Greek via Latin auto- (“on itself”) +‎ ecology.

Examples

  • Accelerating research on the sustainability of forestry operations in the basin (including autecology – the characteristics of individual species, the life history of commercial species, regeneration dynamics).

    Sub-regional scenarios for Africa's future~ Central Africa

  • On the life history and autecology of North Atlantic rorquals.

    Lunging is expensive, jaws can be noisy, and what’s with the asymmetry? Rorquals part III

  • On the life history and autecology of North Atlantic rorquals.

    Archive 2006-10-01

  • The term for what he favors is autecology, embracing an imperative to learn the ways of the creature itself, and the immediate relationships that connect it to its place, before drawing conclusions about the overall structure of the community to which the creature belongs.

    The Song of The Dodo

  • The term for what he favors is autecology, embracing an imperative to learn the ways of the creature itself, and the immediate relationships that connect it to its place, before drawing conclusions about the overall structure of the community to which the creature belongs.

    The Song of The Dodo

  • Studies in the autecology of Australian acacias in South Africa.

    Chapter 14

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  • A branch of ecology dealing with the individual organism or species in relation to its environment. Compare synecology.

    October 24, 2008

  • He recounts with pride, not apology,

    His labors in humble scatology,

    For eloquent turds

    Can say more than words,

    Enhancing a deep autecology.

    February 7, 2018