ecology

(noun) The study of organisms (i.e., animals, humans, and plants) and their interactions with each other and their natural environment.

Example: Urban ecology, which uses the principles of ecology to study urban (city) environments such as how socioeconomic factors affect where people live and their health.

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How to Cite the Definition of Ecology

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “ecology.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved December 14, 2018 (https://sociologydictionary.org/ecology/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

ecology. (2014). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/ecology/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “ecology.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed December 14, 2018. https://sociologydictionary.org/ecology/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“ecology.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 14 Dec. 2018. <https://sociologydictionary.org/ecology/>.