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UN Sustainable Development Goals

GOAL 15: Life on Land


Ecology is a branch of biology that studies the interactions among organisms and their biophysical environment, which includes both biotic and abiotic components. Topics of interest include the biodiversity, distribution, biomass, and populations of organisms, as well as cooperation and competition within and between species. Ecosystems are dynamically interacting systems of organisms, the communities they make up, and the non-living components of their environment. Ecosystem processes, such as primary production, pedogenesis, nutrient cycling, and niche construction, regulate the flux of energy and matter through an environment. These processes are sustained by organisms with specific life history traits.

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Organizations relating to Ecology

European ECO Forum / Est. 1993
ReefGuardian International / Est. 1989
Global Ecovillage Network - Europe / Est. 1995
CMEA Coordinating Centre for Protection of Ecosystems
Project for Ecological Recovery in Asia and the Pacific
International Union of Radioecology / Est. 1978
Institut de recherche en biologie et ecologie tropical / Est. 1987
Pan American Center for Human Ecology and Health / Est. 1975
AGRECOL Afrique: Networking and Information Centre for Sustainable Agriculture in Africa / Est. 2001
World Ecologists Foundation / Est. 1988
Genetic Resources Center / Est. 1989
EcoAgriculture Partners / Est. 2002
International Ecology Society / Est. 1976
African Highland Initiative Eco-regional Programme / Est. 1995
European Academy of Environmental Affairs / Est. 1987
Oilwatch / Est. 1996
Grassland Society of Southern Africa / Est. 1966
International Society for Industrial Ecology / Est. 2001
IUCN Biodiversity Policy Programme
Working Group on Tourism and Development / Est. 1977
EcoPeace Middle East / Est. 1994
International Organization for Human Ecology / Est. 1978
PRO SILVA / Est. 1989
European Network for Long-Term Forest Ecosystem and Landscape Research / Est. 2000
Centre d'écologie et de toxicologie européenne, Bruxelles

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World Problems relating to Ecology

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Negative ecological impact of overpopulation
Threatened coral reef ecosystems
Inappropriate tree plantations
Irresponsible introduction of exotic species of insects
Vulnerability of marine ecosystems
Irresponsible introduction of exotic plant species
Vulnerability of ecosystem niches
Shallow ecology policy
Health hazards of environmental degradation
Environmental hazards of exotic species introduction
Natural environmental degradation from recreation and tourism
Criminal offences against the environment
Presumptuous management of the environment
Permafrost instability
Inappropriate irrigation schemes
Environmental degradation
Natural environment degradation
Ecological authoritarianism
Resource depletion
Violence by fanatical environmentalists
Suppression of information concerning environmental problems
Lack of integrated management of biodiversity
Environmental consequences of war
Lack of biocoenosis
Transgression of natural thresholds

Action Strategies relating to Ecology

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Greening urban environments
Protecting mountain habitats
Managing fragile ecosystems
Making environmental products
Designing ecologically
Using biological pest control
Developing and strengthening restoration ecology
Educating in deep ecology
Spiritualizing nature
Capturing environmental value
Researching economics of conservation
Using environmental labelling
Conserving global biodiversity
Informing about ecological agriculture
Assessing ecological status of waters
Applying culture-based knowledge systems
Using ecosystem approach for settlement planning
Using ecological approach for environmental infrastructure
Using agroecology
Living sustainable lifestyles
Building ecologically
Using permaculture agriculture
Using agro-ecosystems in conservation management
Maintaining healthy ecosystems
Undertaking human ecological research

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