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  • noun The study of the ecological interrelationships among communities of organisms.

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  • noun ecology One of two broad subdivisions of ecology (the other being autecology), meaning the study of groups of organisms associated as a unit (essentially a biological community).

Etymologies

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From syn- + ecology.

Examples

  • In my approach, the notion of gene pool is replaced by a new concept of genocenosis, and its transformation is described in terms of successions, clymaxes, and other analogs of synecology concepts.

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • This contrasts with synecology, attending more to the community dimension and the sort of organizing principles that Diamond saw among the Bismarck Archipelago birds.

    The Song of The Dodo

  • This contrasts with synecology, attending more to the community dimension and the sort of organizing principles that Diamond saw among the Bismarck Archipelago birds.

    The Song of The Dodo

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  • This is the basic concept of ecology, and especially of synecology (the ecology of communities of species living together).

    New Scientist, 6 September 2008

    September 11, 2008

  • Compare autecology.

    October 24, 2008