autecology

autecologic /awt'ek euh loj"ik, -ee keuh-/, autecological, adj.autecologically, adv.
/aw'teuh kol"euh je/, n.
a branch of ecology dealing with the individual organism or species in relation to its environment. Cf. synecology.
[1905-10; AUT- + ECOLOGY]

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also called  Species Ecology,  

      the study of the interactions of an individual organism or a single species with the living and nonliving factors of its environment. Autecology is primarily experimental and deals with easily measured variables such as light, humidity, and available nutrients in an effort to understand the needs, life history, and behaviour of the organism or species. Compare synecology.

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Universalium. 2010.

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