ecological physiology

ecological physiology

[‚ē·kə¦läj·ə·kəl fiz·ē′äl·ə·jē]
(biology)
The science of the interrelationships between the physiology of organisms and their environment.
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Ecological physiology of Southern Hemisphere mammals.
Because the hard clam was first introduced into China as a candidate for aquaculture in 1997, research has been conducted on its ecologic habits, ecological physiology, metabolism, growth, reproduction, artificial propagation, and seed culture.
The contributors come from the fields of comparative morphology, nutritional physiology, ecological physiology, and immunology and discuss such diverse topics as concepts of digestive efficiency, mass-balance models, and dietary fatty acids in fish.
An important side benefit of these experiments is that the data gathered will shed light on how animals allocate nutrients and nutrient components to different tissues, which is a long-standing question in ecological physiology (Sibly and Calow 1986).
The analysis of physiological diversity: the prospects for pattern documentation and general questions in ecological physiology.

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