Biocenology

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biocenology

[‚bī·ō·sə′näl·ə·jē]
(ecology)
The study of natural communities and of interactions among the members of these communities.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Biocenology

 

a science that studies plant and animal communities as a whole—that is, biocenoses and their structure, development, distribution in space and time, and origin. The study of communities of organisms in their interaction with inanimate nature is the object of biogeocenology.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.