Ecology and the Scale of Research

As part of our research regarding Urban Ecology, here is a post regarding Ecology and the work of ecologist. In case you are interested in this topic and would like to participate in the research , please feel free to contact us on!

Ecology is the study of relationships between organisms and the environment. Ecologist focus

  1. on organisms’ diversity, distribution, amount/biomass, number and population
  2. on abiotic components of the environment such as temperature, soil chemistry, water etc.

The studies may range in temporal and spatial scale from individual organisms to factor influencing global processes. For example they may study the behavior of birds in one forest or the behavior of migratory birds across continents.

Here is a link explaining the scale of ecology research.

The figure below shows the different levels of ecological organization showing examples that ecologist deal with:



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Active since 2010, the architecture lab theOtherDada defends an alternative position towards the current practice of sustainability through exploration of the context and medium, invoking new relationships between climate, landscape, and inhabitants. Informed by our research into biomimicry, we aim to connect to the natural ecosystems of sites to understand and consequently devise new potential living habitats. theOtherDada works within a collaborative process between architects, scientists, botanists, artists, economists and craftsmen.

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