bioclimatology


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bioclimatology

[¦bī·ō‚klī·mə′täl·ə·jē]
(ecology)
The study of the effects of the natural environment on living organisms.
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Bioclimatology and balneology in dermatology: A Dead Sea perspective.
Archives for Meteorology, Geophysics and Bioclimatology, v.34, p.353-64, 1984.
Key words: air conditioning, apparent temperature, climate change, global warming, heat index, heat stress, human bioclimatology, human mortality, weather stress.
Some people have criticized its oblique, mixed, anecdotal nature, the rapid jumps from botany to stockraising, from zoology to bioclimatology, from anthropology to ecology, from epidemiology to agriculture, from the past to the present.
(2014) studied the bioclimatology of the coastal, agreste, and semi-arid regions of the state of Sergipe, Brazil, for broiler and layer farming, and found mean monthly air relative humidity (ARH) values between 83 and 94% in the semi-arid region, which is similar to our findings.
The experiment was conducted at the Iguatemi Experimental Farm, belonging to the State University of Maringa (FEI/UEM), in the goat farming sector and in the sector of Bioclimatology, during a period of about 90 days of experiment, using 25 Boer x Saanen crossbred goats (24.97 [+ or -] 2.03 kg of body weight) with five months of age.
(2) Interdepartmental Centre of Bioclimatology, University of Florence, Piazzale delle Cascine 18, 50144 Florence, Italy
The area of plant ecology that relates structure and distribution of vegetation (including seasonal variations) to climatic variation is bioclimatology. Bioclimatic classification schemes attempt to determine relationships between average values of air temperature and precipitation and geographic distribution of living organisms, mainly individual species or communities of plants (Muller, 1982; Walter, 1985).