I have a ecological research proposal and im trying to write it right now but a term in the question is confusing me. I have been given a plan lay out of sorts and in the background section it says 'Here you should explain the ecological context to the research you are planning'. My research proposal question is 'What influence has human activity had on seagrass meadows'. I obviously don't expect anyone to write it for me I just don't understand what the term ecological context means?
When explaining anything in an ecological context, you are simply explaining how the issue (in our case the research proposal question) relates to ecology. The proposal requires you to identify how human activity. The term ecological context refers to a set of conditions for a test experiment that gives it a degree of validity. The proposal under ecological context must be have ecological validity. You are required to use methods, materials, and settings that approximate the real-life situation that is under study. In simpler terms, you research specific objectives, research problems and the whole research process should confine itself to understanding the relationship between human and sea grass meadows to reject or fail to reject the null hypothesis.