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Applied ecology is a subfield within ecology, which considers the application of the science of ecology to real-world (usually management) questions. It is an integrated treatment of the ecological, social, and biotechnological aspects of natural resource conservation and management. It is also called ecological or environmental technology. Applied ecology typically focuses on geomorphology, soils, and plant communities as the underpinnings for vegetation and wildlife (both game and non-game) management.

Aspects of applied ecology include:

Major journals in the field include:

Related organizations include:

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Skelly, David K, Friedenburg,L.Kealoha, Applied Ecology,DOI: 10.1093/OBO/9780199830060-0039

Lubchenco,Jane,Entering the Century of the Environment: A New Social Contract for Science,Science 23 Jan 1998: Vol. 279, Issue 5350, pp. 491–497 DOI: 10.1126/science.279.5350.491

Caldwell,Lynton K,Problems of Applied Ecology: Perceptions, Institutions, Methods, and Operational Tools BioScience

Vol. 16, No. 8 (Aug., 1966), pp. 524–527

Hobbs,Richard J, Hallett,Lauren M, Ehrlich, Paul R, and Mooney,Harold A,Intervention Ecology: Applying Ecological Science in the Twenty-first Century,BioScience (2011) 61 (6): 442-450. doi: 10.1525/bio.2011.61.6.6