Our name reflects our purpose.
Synecology is focused on relationships between different animals, and plants, within ecological communities. This includes predation, a deadly interaction that causes the decline of vulnerable populations.
Our logo reflects our ecological focus and embodies the famous predator-prey model.
Although developed in a simple ecological community this model provides a great insight into the complex dynamics of predator-prey interactions, especially over long periods of time. You can read more about this famous model here.
The predator-prey mathematical model was developed by studying, among other species, the numbers of pelts of snowshoe hare and lynx sold annually to the Hudson Bay Trading Company by Canadian fur trappers.
Lynx hunt snowshoe hares. and their predator-prey cycle moves through four principal modes beginning at the bottom of the graph.