devans at mercury.uark.edu
Sat Nov 25 20:23:58 EST 1995
In message <48h0bq$kt1 at net.bio.net> Paul van Gardingen writes:
> My apologies if you belong to both.
> A few academic questions.
> 1. What is environmental physiology?
> 2. How does it differ from physiological ecology?
> 3. Is there any difference the the terms ecophysiology and physiological
> I would be interested in receiving some feedback on these questions.
> The serious reason I ask is that I am writing an review paper at
> present on an aspect of environmental physiology/ ecophysiology
> /physiological ecology, and I have managed to get myself successfully
> sidetracked on these question and definitions.
> Just to leave you with a thought, Ecology is derived from the Greek
> Oikos, meaning house or home. Does Ecophysiology then literally mean
> the physiology of a house or home? By the same argument watch out
> for ecotourists........
> Paul van Gardingen
> Dr Paul van Gardingen Institute of Ecology
> & Resource Management
> E-mail: P.vangardingen at ed.ac.uk The University of Edinburgh
> Phone: +44 (0)131 535 4066 School of Agriculture
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