ecological interaction

ecological interaction

[ek·ə′läj·ə·kəl in·tər′ak·shən]
(ecology)
The relation between species that live together in a community; specifically, the effect an individual of one species may exert on an individual of another species.
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As molecular identification of Mycena associated with plant roots does not indicate an ecological interaction per se, we will employ innovative research techniques designed to quantify potential interactions.
Our results suggest that DVAs quantify the ecological interaction between coexisting populations of humans and deer: geographic locations that have high DVAs should have a large number of human vehicle operators driving within the range of a concentrated deer population.
As you may know whales constitute a large component of the marine ecosystem in Icelandic waters and from a scientific point of view it is highly undesirable to leave them out of research programs on ecological interaction in the marine environment.
Though these observations are limited to just 2 sites on a single occasion, we cannot rule out the possibility that ecological interactions, such as differential predation or ecological displacement, between native and exotic centipedes are responsible for these observations.
Working with butterflies as model organisms, he disentangled the role of climate and ecological interactions as drivers of population dynamics.
5AC and in concomitant atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations, there are projected to be major changes in ecosystem structure and function, species' ecological interactions, and species' geographical ranges, with predominantly negative consequences for biodiversity, and ecosystem goods and services e.
This and several other examples discussed in the book illustrate that the precise consequences of many, if not most, ecological interactions are at best uncertain.
These latest findings, according to Ho, indicate that studies of Bergmann's rule should consider ecological interactions in addition to the more traditional theories of physiology based on responses to temperature.
Other cooperative research between CMAVE and SABCL on biological control of fire ants evaluates ecological interactions of fire ants and phorid flies in different habitats in Argentina.
It was demonised, then gradually accepted to have raised an important question: if we humans unleash blitzkrieg on complex ecological interactions, what unforeseen consequences result?
Significant actions for 2007-2011 hatchery operations and a cooperative agreement between the Service and the Confederated Tribes include: 1) mass marking of hatchery-produced fish for harvest and brood stock management, 2) selecting brood stock to mimic the timing of wild fish runs, 3) integrating wild fish into the hatchery brood, 4) limiting the number of hatchery fish allowed to spawn naturally, 5) operating an automated passage system for returning adults (to reduce handling of wild fish), 6) simulating environmental and biological factors in the hatchery environment to match natural production features, 7) assessing ecological interactions between wild and hatchery fish, and 8) determining the reproductive success of hatchery fish released into the stream.
The study emphasizes the importance of local ecological interactions and within-habitat dynamics in contributing to the spatial dynamics of small mammal assemblages in dipterocarp rainforests.