It is often considered to be a science dealing with eco-regions as it depends largely on climate and properties of soil in a particular area. These factors vary largely from one place to another. Many individuals are of the opinion that agricultural science depends on the local weather and local soil characteristics, so specific crops need to be studied locally. History The path breaking work of Gregor Mendel in the field of agriculture
The all above mentioned definitions of environmental psychology highlight the significance of understanding this reciprocal relationship and of using this knowledge in order to be able to respond to variety of problems (Dent, 1998; Gifford, 2002). Within the framework it is also important to describe this mutual relationship more in detail and expanding the meaning of place attachment and sense of place. Thus, the study brings clarity to the issue of how people perceive, feel, sense and interact with their surrounding
1 INTRODUCTION Apart from purely theoretical sciences, the science and engineering world is largely an empirical one. Many of the physical formulas used today have not been independently proven by mathematical arguments but are extrapolated from data collection and analysis. In the same way, Ecology relies heavily on observation of the environment in order to extrapolate useful predic- tions about the way in which the natural world is changing, and how fast. Studies are conducted by ecologists to better understand natural phenomenons. Mathematical models based on experiments and data collection, are used to make predictions about the future of our planet.
Scientific methods are used in anthropology so one can deduce that to some extent anthropology is a science. Social, biological as well as physical sciences contribute a lot to anthropology making it well rounded science field. This gives further emphasis that anthropology provides knowledge and tools on how to work with people, make findings about the past and in a way mould the future. Furthermore, physical anthropology is a form of a science, anatomy is considered a science, and it falls into this from of anthropology. In a broader sense, this gives much detail as to what extent is anthropology a science.
Ecology is interdisciplinary science. Ecology is that branch which is used to make study easier about relationship between biotic components/living things and their physical environment(abiotic factors) . Ecology is not synonymous with environment and environmentalism. It also seeks to understand the vital connections between plants and animals. There are two types of ecological factors including biotic factors and abiotic factors.
As an ecologist with the Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority, I play a dual role of being the technical expert in the field and an advisor to management on conservation issues. Technical roles include ensuring maintenance of biodiversity through conservation of ecosystems, species and ecological processes. This involves planning management, research, monitoring and extension work within and outside protected areas. Undertaking problem orientated research, which will have an impact on wildlife conservation and policy; preparation of park plans; ensuring sustainable utilisation; monitoring and establishing databases and publishing of scientific articles. Conducting population surveys; Environmental Impact Assessments are part of the work I do.
Studying environmental science fosters a sense of respect for the natural world and promotes sustainable development. It has led me to gain awareness of my environmental footprint and work toward improvement. I have come across the many disciplines integrated in environmental science in practically every class I have taken at UCSB. For instance, in oceanography we discussed oil spills and overfishing. In human geography, we analyzed human interaction with natural landscapes.
Environmental ethic today Student name Institution Tutor Date In the environment ethics today Peter Wenz’s the presents a clear description of the philosophical view of the environment Ethics. He explores on beliefs, facts and values that guide human interaction with nature. The book places the environment in the forefront as a future supply of basic needs to human development. It encourages positive interaction of the people with nature. This places the book to stand in line with the expected ethics of nature.
(Fujinami and Fujisawa 2010) Environmental Microbiology, an applied field in which we attempt to improve the environment and benefit society. Entering into many disciplines including Aeromicrobiology, Aquatic Microbiology, Water Quality, Biotechnology, Diagnostic Microbiology, Occupational Health/Infection Control, Food Safety, Industrial Microbiology, Hazardous Waste/ Bioremediation, and Soil Microbiology and thus influencing all aspects of life. Exploration of new habitats, especially the extreme ones, would engender new possibilities widening the scope for their application and generating novel and yet to discover value based
Student name: Cormac Byrne Student number: 15357806 Sociology of the environment in terms of Globalisation, Consumption and Sustainability ‘Sociology is the scientific study of human life, social, groups, whole societies and the human world as such’ ( Giddens & Sutton 2013:3, what is sociology?, lecture by Aogon, Soc10020, Sociology, University College Dublin, 7 September.). Environmental sociology is typically defined as the sociological study of how societies interact with the environment, however some environmental sociologists also study the social factors that cause environmental