Ecophysiology terminology

Dave Evans 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.
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> 
> 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 
> ecology?
> 
> 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
> 
> 
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