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Principles of Ecology

Welcome to the Research Guide for SCI 112 Principles of Ecology.  Please use this guide to find resources for your assignment.  Please contact me or any BCC Librarian if you have any questions.

What is?

Ecology is the scientific study of the distribution and abundance of organisms, and how those organisms interact with each other and with their environment, which includes both living (e.g. competitors for food) and non-living (e.g. atmospheric nitrogen) components. Ecology relies upon and builds upon natural history, the careful observation and description of natural phenomenon but, as a science, ecology seeks to explain those observations in a way that allows extrapolation to novel situations.

~from The Encyclopedia of Applied Animal Behaviour & Welfare

Horn, V. (2010). Ecology. In D. S. Mills (Ed.), The encyclopedia of applied animal behavior & welfare. CABI. Credo Reference:

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