Answers to Ecology



* Deep Ecology
* Human Ecology
* Other Ecology


* Various Ecosystem

Other Ecology

Aquatic Ecology : Urban Ecology
Behavioral Ecology : Population Ecology
Landscape Ecology : Information Ecology
Ecosystem Ecology

Aquatic Ecology

Aquatic Ecology is a control that utilizes various principles and methods of ecology to study the natural aquatic environments. Natural aquatic environments can include both salt and fresh water lakes,
ponds, rivers (both natural and manmade) and the ocean. It also includes their biological, physical, and chemical, and hydrological features. It is more commonly refer as limnology.

Urban Ecology

One of the sub-division of ecology is "urban ecology". This type of ecology deals with the relations between plants, animals, and human with one another within their environment i.e. the urban or urbanizing settings.

By studying and analyzing the cycle and flow of energy through the system of an urban setting in the framework of ecosystem ecology it
can aid in providing a healthier and better managed community. It also allows wild plants and animals which survive or sometimes thrives in building a better environment hence, creating a more livable space.

Urban ecology also place large emphasis upon planning community with sustainable environmental designs that promotes a healthy and bio-diverse urban ecosystem.

Behavioral Ecology

Behavioral ecology is the learning of the ecological and evolutionary based on animal behavior, and the roles of such behavior in enabling animals
to become accustomed to their ecological positions.

So questions that behavioral ecology tries to answers are:

  • Why do some animal live in groups or packs, whereas similar species do not?
  • Why do some species of animal mate for life, while others do not?
  • Why do various species of animal establish territories, whilst others live in herds?
These are only some of the questions that a behavioral ecologist tries to answers in order to gain more understanding. Other key topics are foraging, watchfulness,
territoriality, mating arrangements, and sexual choices.

Behavioral ecology works closely along with ethnology (a scientific study of animal), but with more focuses on adjoining causes such as ecological stimulus, genetic bases, or physiological instrument for behaviors.

Population Ecology

One of the major sub-fields of ecology is "population ecology". It mainly deals with the flow of the population species and how these
populations interrelate with the environment they live in.

In the past, population ecology has been refer to as autecology – the study of individuals' species in relation to the environment and synecology – the study of groups of organisms in relation to the environment. Ecology of such types allows ecologist to studies life history and behaviors as to adaptations to the environment of individual organisms and/or species.

The ground for development of population ecology has much to do with the science of demography and the uses of statistical probability life tables. This type
of ecology forms an important part in the development of the field of conservation biology especially when it comes to the development of population viability analysis (PVA). It allows long term probability analysis of a particular species living in a given habitat such as a national park or reserves.

Landscape Ecology

Landscape ecology is an associated discipline between geography and ecology. It is a study which involves having the nature of space in elements of the landscape such as
hedgerows, woodlots, fields, rivers, or towns and how its allocation affects the distribution, flow of energy, and individuals in that particular environment.

It is ecology that typically deals with problems in an applied and holistic circumstance.

Information Ecology

Under an evolving information society like ours, the expression of information ecology formed by various individuals between 1980's and 1990's. It

dealt with matters through a time that shaped the relationship between ecological ideas with the dynamics and property of
the increasingly intense, complex, and vital digital informational environment. Over the past there has been gaining progressively wider acceptance in a growing number of disciplines.

The language of ecology looks at the - habitat, species, evolution, ecosystem, niche, growth, equilibrium, and etc. It describes and analyzes information systems from a point of view that considers the allocation and profusion of organisms, their connection with one another, and how they affected by their environment.

Ecosystem Ecology

This is the study of the movement of energy and matters through
ecosystems. It is one of the primary subjects of ecology. It operates at a scale about that of communities.

Ecosystem ecology mainly deals with locally defined ecosystems which trades matters and energies with their surroundings. It concerns itself with such areas as nutrient cycling such as carbon, nitrogen, and phosphorus cycles, gross and net primary productivity, and food chains.

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