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Biology is the scientific study of life. It is a natural science with a broad scope but has several unifying themes that tie it together as a single, coherent field. For instance, all organisms are made up of cells that process hereditary information encoded in genes, which can be transmitted to future generations. Another major theme is evolution, which explains the unity and diversity of life. Energy processing is also important to life as it allows organisms to move, grow, and reproduce. Finally, all organisms are able to regulate their own internal environments.

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Organizations relating to Biology

International Society for Chronobiology / Vigo, Spain / Est. 1937
International Society for Biosemiotic Studies / Est. 2005
International Consortium on Applied Bioeconomy Research / Rome, Italy / Est. 1998
European Society for Evolutionary Developmental Biology / Dublin, Ireland / Est. 2006
Latin American Society for Developmental Biology
Federation of African Societies of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology / Marrakech, Morocco / Est. 1996
Asia Pacific Biosafety Association / Singapore, Singapore / Est. 2005
European Researchers in Didactics of Biology
Society for Low Temperature Biology / Est. 1964
African Association for Biological Nitrogen Fixation / Bamako, Mali / Est. 1982
International Health Evaluation and Promotion Association / Chattanooga TN, USA / Est. 1971
Organization of Biological Field Stations / Charlottesville VA, USA
European Vascular Biology Organization / Krakow, Poland / Est. 2006
Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution / Maynooth, Ireland / Est. 1992
European Society for Photodynamic Therapy / Recklinghausen, Germany
Federation of European Biological Systematic Societies / Stockholm, Sweden / Est. 2006
Neobiota - European Group on Biological Invasions / Seville, Spain / Est. 1999
European Society for Intermediate Filament Biology
African Biological Safety Association / Nairobi, Kenya / Est. 2007
European Molecular Biology Laboratory Staff Association / Heidelberg, Germany
International Commission on Biological Effects of Noise / The Hague, Netherlands / Est. 1968
IUBS Commission for Biological Education / Orsay, France / Est. 1977
International Organization of Plant Biosystematists / Bratislava, Slovakia / Est. 1960
International Bryozoology Association / Christchurch, New Zealand / Est. 1965
European Countries Biologists Association / London, UK / Est. 1975
BioTrade Initiative / Geneva, Switzerland / Est. 1996
International Society for Systems Biology
International Institute of Chemical, Biological and Environmental Engineering
Asia-Pacific International Molecular Biology Network / Est. 1997
Asia-Pacific Developmental Biology Network / Kobe, Japan / Est. 2004
International Commission on Bioindicators / Kuopio, Finland / Est. 1988
European Platform for Photodynamic Medicine / Norwich, UK / Est. 2006
European Aeroallergen Network / Vienna, Austria
International E coli Alliance / Est. 2002
European Molecular Biology Conference / Heidelberg, Germany / Est. 1969
Planta Europa / Uppsala, Sweden
European Molecular Biology Network / Madrid, Spain
Consortium of European Taxonomic Facilities / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 1996
European Molecular Biology Laboratory / Heidelberg, Germany / Est. 1973
International Union of Game Biologists / Diekirch, Luxembourg / Est. 1954
International Committee for Promotion of Research in Bio-Impedance / Blindern, Norway / Est. 1981
Southern African Regional Cooperation in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biotechnology / Bulawayo, Zimbabwe / Est. 1995
International Study Group for Systems Biology / Headington, UK
HealthGrid Association / Pont-du-Château, France
Centre for the Application of Molecular Biology to International Agriculture / Canberra ACT, Australia
Mediterranean Society for Chronobiology / Ankara, Türkiye
UNESCO-Hebrew University of Jerusalem International School for Molecular Biology and Microbiology and Science for Peace / Jerusalem, Israel / Est. 1995
European Biological Control Laboratory / Montferrier-sur-Lez, France / Est. 1991
International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology, Warsaw / Warsaw, Poland / Est. 1995
Giovanni Lorenzini Medical Foundation / Houston TX, USA / Est. 1969

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World Problems relating to Biology

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Environmental hazards of pesticides
Erosion of biological diversity
Soil degradation
Long-term impacts of chemical and biological warfare
Hormone pollution
Corporate control of genetic material
Biological warfare
Decreasing diversity of biological species
Undervaluation of systematic biology
Biological agents as occupational hazards
Bioaccumulation of toxic substances
Harmful synergistic interaction of biological agents
Vulnerability of ecosystem niches
Coercive population control
Lack of integrated management of biodiversity
Biological pollutants
Biological air pollutants
Erosion of marine biological diversity
Microbial contamination of food
Poisonous, allergenic and biologically active wood
Pathogenic organisms
Unsustainable harvesting rates
Toxic blue-green algae in drinking water
Threatened biodiversity hotspots
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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