1. [ noun ] (ecology) the environment as it relates to living organisms

"it changed the ecology of the island"

Related terms: environment
2. [ noun ] (biology,ecology) the branch of biology concerned with the relations between organisms and their environment
Synonyms: environmental_science bionomics
Related terms: biology palaeoecology food_pyramid biotic_community endemic niche food_chain food_web establishment succession association cosmopolitan
Similar spelling:   ecologic