environmental science

noun
the branch of biology concerned with the relations between organisms and their environment
Syn: ↑ecology, ↑bionomics
Derivationally related forms: ↑bionomic (for: ↑bionomics), ↑bionomical (for: ↑bionomics), ↑ecologic (for: ↑ecology), ↑ecological (for: ↑ecology), ↑ecologist (for: ↑ecology)
Members of this Topic:
Hypernyms: ↑biology, ↑biological science
Hyponyms: ↑paleoecology, ↑palaeoecology

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the branch of science concerned with the physical, chemical, and biological conditions of the environment and their effect on organisms.
[1965-70]

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environmental science,
the study of environmental problems, especially those created by pollution: »

As a group of marine biologists, we are actively involved in various facets of environmental science—a less emotive and more encompassing term than pollution studies (J. R. Lewis).


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