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Monday, March 24, 2008
On the basis of nature of study, ecology can be subdivided as 'Autecology' and 'Synecology'.
Autecology deals with the study of individual organism or an individual species. Here, the focus is on life-histories and behaviour, as means of adaptation to the environment is made.
Synecology deals with the study of group of organisms which are associated together as a unit.
For example, if a study is carried out of the relation of a Neem tree with the environment, then the approach is said to be autecological in nature. But if the study is carried out of the forest( of which Neem tree is a part), then the approach is said to be synecological in nature.
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