Compare and contrast the terms ecology and ecosystem?

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Apr 1, 2018

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Ecology -
the branch of science that deals with the relationship of organisms with their surroundings. So, the study of various ecosystems may be considered a part of ecology.

Ecosystems -
the system that includes biotic (living) and abiotic (non-living) factors in an area, functioning together as an unit. Interactions in an ecosystem are mainly studied in Ecology.

So essentially one terms refers to the branch of science, and the other term refers to what that branch of science is meant to analyze.