Ecology is the study of how organisms relate to their natural environments. The two principal concerns of ecologists are the distribution and abundance of organisms: Why are animals, plants, and other organisms found where they are, and why are some common and others rare? These questions have their roots in the theory of evolution. In fact, it is difficult (and not often worthwhile) to separate modern ecological matters from the concerns of evolutionary biologists. Ecology can be divided... więcej
Salem Press Encyclopedia of Science, 2021. 5p.