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Biology

Description

Biology is the natural science that studies life and living organisms, including their physical structure, chemical processes, molecular interactions, physiological mechanisms, development and evolution. Despite the complexity of the science, there are certain unifying concepts that consolidate it into a single, coherent field. Biology recognizes the cell as the basic unit of life, genes as the basic unit of heredity, and evolution as the engine that propels the creation and extinction of species. Living organisms are open systems that survive by transforming energy and decreasing their local entropy to maintain a stable and vital condition defined as homeostasis.

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Organizations relating to Biology

European Life Sciences Forum / Est. 1999
Institut méditerranéen de biologie et biochimie
European Molecular Biology Laboratory Staff Association
Committee for the Activities of the Council of Europe in the field of Biological and Landscape Diversity / Est. 1986
International Society of Ichthyology and Hydrobiology / Est. 1948
Society for Light Treatment and Biological Rhythms / Est. 1988
Institut de recherche en biologie et ecologie tropical / Est. 1987
International Commission on Biological Effects of Noise / Est. 1968
Genetic Resources Center / Est. 1989
Latin American Federation of Societies of Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology / Est. 1983
IUCN Biodiversity Policy Programme
Special Committee for the International Biological Programme / Est. 1963
Centre for the Application of Molecular Biology to International Agriculture
Asia-Pacific International Molecular Biology Network / Est. 1997
Nordic Council for Marine Biology / Est. 1956
Pan American Aerobiology Association / Est. 1988
International Society for Chronobiology / Est. 1937
Mediterranean Society for Chronobiology
International Society of Biometeorology / Est. 1956
European Developmental Biology Programme / Est. 1992
Committee on Chemical and Biological Warfare, London
Asian Association for Biology Education / Est. 1966
Asian Molecular Biology Organization / Est. 1980
International Cyto-Cybernetic Centre / Est. 1967
European Society for Analytical Cellular Pathology / Est. 1986

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World Problems relating to Biology

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Harmful synergistic interaction of biological agents
Hormone pollution
Bacterial plant diseases
Irresponsible oceanographers
Vulnerability of ecosystem niches
Pathogenic organisms
Pyogenic infections
Irresponsible practice of biological sciences
Underutilization of biocontrol
Environmental hazards of exotic species introduction
Unsustainable harvesting rates
Threatened species of living organisms
Lack of environmental conservation
Racial inequality
Corporate control of genetic material
Environmental hazards of pesticides
Erosion of biological diversity
Decline of human relationship to nature
Toxic blue-green algae in drinking water
Cruel treatment of animals for research
Soil degradation
Desynchronization of bodily rhythm by international travel
Lack of integrated management of biodiversity
Undervaluation of systematic biology
Harmful biological effects of ionizing radiation

Action Strategies relating to Biology

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Establishing common ownership over biological resources
Managing data base on biodiversity
Using biological pest control
Requiring safety of genetically modified food
Protecting plants and animals
Supporting biosystematic capability
Identifying benefits of biodiversity conservation
Conserving global biodiversity
Preserving traditional rights to natural resources
Labelling genetically modified organisms
Generating biogas for fuel
Conserving endangered species of plants and animals
Restoring biodiversity in agriculture
Developing eco-tourism business strategies for biodiversity conservation
Farming organically
Creating genetically modified organisms
Providing sufficient bio-regionalist perspective
Sharing the benefits in biodiversity conservation
Connecting people to natural rhythms
Reducing discharge of toxic, persistent or bio-accumulating substances
Protecting against vulnerability of organisms
Providing incentives to farmers for biodiversity conservation
Biodiversity prospecting
Studying biodiversity
Developing conservation biology

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