from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who studies or is versed in œcology, ethology, or bionomics.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun a biologist who studies the relation between organisms and their environment.

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  • noun A scholar of ecology.

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  • noun a biologist who studies the relation between organisms and their environment


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eco- +‎ -logist


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  • a long-term ecologist at the University of Oxford and lead author of the article.

    Top stories from Times Online 2009

  • Followup: I called my ecologist grandfather and he confirmed that massive quantites of water are used for cooling as someone stated earlier.

    Ground-Breaking for Power Plant in Fluvanna at 2002

  • Can you imagine a so-called ecologist party that is expelled of the Global Greens as its behaviour is completely antithetical to anything a green party stands for?

    Planet Debian 2009

  • You bet, and we don't need to speculate because I'm the kind of ecologist who likes to roll up my sleeves and get dirty with the data.

    David Sloan Wilson: Are Liberals and Conservatives Different Species? The Answer is Yes 2008

  • Also unexplained is why the self-identified "ecologist" was swanning around central London in an enormous Rolls-Royce limousine.

    The Independent - Frontpage RSS Feed 2010

  • Nance Klehm is a radical ecologist, designer, urban forager, grower and teacher.

    Boing Boing 2009

  • Coral ecologist Alison Jones has been examining several reefs in the Keppel Islands, an area in the reef's southern tail where floodwaters spilled into the sea, and found isolated damage to coral in waters less than 6 ½ feet deep.

    Australia's floods, cyclone stress Barrier Reef 2011

  • In capsule form: the formerly back-to-the-land ecologist makes a strong argument for pro-city, pro-nuclear power, pro-genetically modified food, and pro-geoengineering strategies for mitigating the damage we're currently doing to our planet.

    Talk: Stewart Brand da_lj 2009

  • "You find yourself racing against the same batch of horses," says Jenny Horne, a 29-year-old ecologist from Sheffield who won in the women's division.

    Bipeds Make a Horse Race Out of Contest of Man vs. Beast John W. Miller 2011

  • Lisa Katayama writes: "When Aleki Taumoepeau, a 42-year old ecologist, dropped his wedding ring in the murky waters of a New Zealand ... he was determined to find it at all costs"

    Boing Boing 2009


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