In ecology, bionomics (Greek: bio = life; nomos = law) is the comprehensive study of an organism and its relation to its environment.
Today we call it, "ecology" or a more specific subdiscipline of Ecological Economics. An example of studies of this type is Richard B. Selander's Bionomics, Systematics and Phylogeny of Lytta, a Genus of Blister Beetles (Coleoptera, Meloidae), Illinois Biological Monographs: number 28, 1960. Michael Rothschild used the term in his book, but does not make reference to prior uses.
- A term probably derived from biology and economics - an economic theory describing economy using the principles of biology (economy as a self-organizing ecosystem). See Michael Rothschild: "Bionomics: Economy As Ecosystem" (ISBN 0-8050-1979-0).
Bionomics: Michael Rothschild
- The branch of biology concerned with the relations between organisms and their environment.
- Bionomics Limited: an Australian biotech company.
The term appears in The Living Soil by E.B. Balfour