Ecology can best be described as the study of?
the study of animalst in or and their habitats
Field ecology is the study of organisms, the relationships between them, and the corresponding flows of energy and nutrients, in the environment in which they live. "Field" does not mean something like "meadow" in this case, but simply contrasts with "laboratory". So aquatic ecology in a river or lake might be described as field ecology. It includes techniques used for study eg. quadrates , sampling techniques etc.