Definitions for "ecological"
of or pertaining to ecology; as, an ecological disaster.
Concerning living systems (i.e. animals, plants, microscopic organisms) in a physical environment.
relating to the interrelationships of organisms and their environment.
Keywords:  stoddart, evans, soc, sci, med
the view of health as the product of complex interactions among different health determinants. An example of an ecological model of health is the Evans and Stoddart Field Model of Health and Well-being. To learn more about this model, see the following reference: Evans R, Stoddart G. Producing Health, Consuming Resources. Soc Sci Med. 1990;31:1347-1363.
pollution an introduction of a damaging substance into an ecosystem