Plantes i humans Plantes i humans

Basic Terms of Ecology

As a studied ecologist (more exactly: geobotanist, ethnobotanist and biogeographer) here I offer some fundamental technical terms that every person interested in ecology should know.

aggressive neophyte

agriculture, organic

alliance

anemochory

anemophily

archaeophyte

association

autecology

autotroph

biocoenosis

biodiversity

biological dispersal

biological diversity

biosphere

biotope

chamaephyte

chemoautotroph

chiropterophily

cryptophyte

cultural diversity

cultural ecology

dispersal

ecological anthropology

ecological farming

ecological niche

ecology

ecosystem

ecozone

endemic

endemism

endozoochory

entomophily

epiphyte

epizoochory

ethnic diversity

ethnodiversity

euryoecious

eutrophic

eutrophication

farming, organic

feedback

geobotany

geophyte

gross primary production

growth, logistic

habitat

hemicryptophyte

heterotroph

humus

hydrochory

hydrophyte

hypertrophic

hypotrophic

interaction

invasive neophyte

K selection

life-form

logistic growth

myrmecochory

negative feedback

neophyte

net primary production

niche, ecological

nitrogen fixation

nitrophilous

nitrophyte

organic agriculture

organic farming

ornithochory

ortnithophily

phanerophyte

photoautotroph

phototroph

phytosociology

plant community

pollination

population ecology

positive feedback

primary production

propagation

propagule

reproduction strategies

resource management

r selection

saurochory

stenoecious

sustainability

sustainable

symbiosis

synecology

system approach

systems

system theory

therophyte

vulnerability

xerophilous

xerophyte

zonobiome

zoochory

zoophily