Definition of autecological in English:


(also autoecological)


  • See autecology

    • ‘As we gathered information from the literature about the traits and characteristics of individual species, it became apparent that basic autecological information on many invasive species is not readily available.’
    • ‘The feeding ecology and habitat preferences of desmostylians are not well understood, but before we can begin to explore what part, if any, desmostylians played in past coastal ecosystems, we need such basic autecological data.’
    • ‘There is clearly a need for detailed autecological research on all species.’
    • ‘More importantly, when extrapolating to ancient floras, you cannot guarantee that the autecological preferences of ancestral plants resemble those of their extant descendants.’