Science and the Environment Summary

The major goal of environmental science is to understand and solve environmental problems.  Ecologry studies the interactions of organisms with each other and their nonliving environment. Environmental science is the study of how humans interact with the environment.

Major Fields of study that contribute to Enviromental Science.

  • -Biology is the study of living organisms.
    • Zoology is the study of animals.
    • Botany is the study of plants.
    • Microbiology is the study of microorganisms.
    • Ecology is the study of how organisms interact with their enviroment and each other.
  • -Earth science is the study of the earths nonliving systems and the planet as a whole.
    • Geology is the study of earth and how it works.
    • Paleontology is the srudy of fossiand ancient life.
    • Climatology 

-physics is the study of matter and energy

-chemistry is the study of chemicals and their interactions

-social sciences are the study of human populations