The ecological study of whole plant or animal communities. Contrasted with autecology.
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- Additional information on the autecology and synecology of Microstegium (and other species ranked herein) are in The Nature Conservancy's Element Stewardship Abstracts.
- Nonetheless, we estimated ecological effects and impacts based on reviews of the literature and our knowledge of the autecology and synecology of these species.
- Ecology actually includes synecology as well as two other of its branches- outecology, and democology.
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- These positions imply that these overlapping biomes shared a common synecological structure representing an identical position in all three faunal gradients.
- This is enhanced by the fact that synecological information from contemporaneous shallow water environments does not exist.
- Furthermore, we recognize biogeographic associations of endemic taxa as large-scale coevolutionary synecological units within epeiric seas that could disperse as congruent assemblages across oceanic barriers.
Pronunciation: /sinˌekəˈläjikəl, -ˌēkə-/adjective
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