Ecology is the study of the relationship between individuals and communities and their environment. Soundscape ecology is thus the study of the effects of the acoustic environment, or SOUNDSCAPE, on the physical responses or behavioural characteristics of those living within it. Its particular aim is to draw attention to imbalances which may have unhealthy or inimical effects. Also termed acoustic ecology.
Compare: SOUNDSCAPE DESIGN, TUNING, WORLD SOUNDSCAPE PROJECT.