theoretical community ecology

theoretical community ecology

[‚thē·ə¦red·i·kəl kə‚myün·əd·ē ē′käl·ə·jē]
(ecology)
A branch of theoretical ecology that is concerned with factors determining the species composition and functional organization of communities, with a particular emphasis on interspecific interactions such as competition, predation, and mutualism.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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