What are autecology and synecology?

The study of the interactions between living things and their environments is known as ecology. In ecology, everything is connected to everything else and there is a constant interaction between organisms and their environment.

Autecology and Synecology

Autecology & Synecology are two main branches of ecology. Autecology is the study of individual organism or individual species. It is also known as population ecology. Synecology is the study of group of organisms of different species which are associated together as a unit in form of a community. Also known as community ecology.

Autecology helps us to understand the relationships between individual plants and environment. Synecology helps us to understand the relationships between communities and environment.

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