human ecology
noun Date: 1907 1. a branch of sociology dealing especially with the spatial and temporal interrelationships between humans and their economic, social, and political organization 2. the ecology of human communities and populations especially as concerned with preservation of environmental quality (as of air or water) through proper application of conservation and civil engineering practices

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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