Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Interesting facts about ecology

Ecology's main preoccupation is to study the interactions between organisms and the environment they live in, meaning that ecology is also the study of ecosystems.

Ecology as the sole study derived from the natural sciences at the end of the 19th century.

Since ecology mostly track changes in ecosystems, it often needs quite of time to reach certain conclusion because serious changes in ecosystems can be seen only after longer period of observation and studying.

Ecology is interested in both biotic as well as abiotic components of certain ecosystem, as well as the connection and interaction between these two elements.

Since the time of Darwin ecology and evolution are considered sister disciplines. The ecologists study the abiotic and biotic factors that influence the evolutionary process.

Environment is key structure in all ecological studies. Ecology is basically top environmental science, and the environment is dynamically interlinked with ecology on every possible level.

Ecology is the vital science that explains to us how the organisms on Earth interact, behave, and change through time.

Ecology studies not only present ecosystems but also includes past data which helps make future predictions about different ecosystems on our planet.

Ecology doesn't have easy job in getting the answers since organisms on our planet interact with each other in numerous, complex ways. This is why ecology often needs long time for valid scientific conclusions.

Biology is more general science when compared to ecology, biology studies generally all life on Earth while ecology is more specific study that studies relationships within any given ecosystem.

Since ecosystems are constantly changing ecology needs to grow as the science and adapt to these changes in ecosystems all the time. Without adapting ecology wouldn't be able to see many changes in ecosystems, and many processes couldn't be understand.

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