The Finding of Techno—Ecology

After graduate school Eric Andren takes time to reflect on experience and take a thoughtful look at defining his work—and research.

The Finding of Techno—Ecology

Ecology is known as “the branch of biology that deals with the relations of organisms to one another and to their physical surroundings”. The relevant missing piece her is technology and how it fits into this dual relationship. Techno-ecology is the branch of biology that deals with the influence of technology on the relations of organisms to one another and to their physical surroundings.

e·col·o·gy
/ēˈkäləjē/
noun

The branch of biology that deals with the relations of organisms to one another and to their physical surroundings.

tech·no·e·col·o·gy
/ˈteknōˈēˈkäləjē/
noun

The branch of biology that deals with the influence of technology on the relations of organisms to one another and to their physical surroundings.