Environmental biology history emerged as a
new field of study as environmental
problems began to rise up the global
political agenda in the 1960s and 1970s. Its
primary goal is to show how environmental
change and human actions are
AIM AND OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY
The aim is to promote the environment and
biology to develop towards the direction which is
beneficial to human being.
To create the awareness in the relevance
environmental biology to the society and
To impart basic knowledge about the
environment and its allied problems.
To develop an attitude of concern for the
MEANING OF ENVIRONMENTAL BIOLOGY
Environmental biology is the scientific study
of the environmental system and the status
of its inherent or induced changes on
organisms. It includes not only the study of
physical and biological characters of the
environment but also the social and cultural
factors and the impact of man on
COMPONENTS OF ENVIRONMENTAL BIOLOGY
Ecology is the study of organisms and the
environment interacting with one another.
Geoscience concerns the study of geology, soil
science, volcanoes, and the Earth’s crust as
they relate to the environment.
Environmental Chemistry is the study of the
changes chemicals make in the environment.
IMPORTANT OF ENVIROMENTAL BIOLOGY
To Realize That Environmental Problems are Global.
To Understand the Impacts of Development on the
To Discover Sustainable Ways of Living.
To Utilize Natural Resources Efficiently.
To Shed Light on Contemporary Concepts Such as
How to Conserve Biodiversity.
To Learn and Create Awareness About Environmental
Problems at Local, National and International Levels.
THE IMPACTS OF ENVIRONMENTAL BIOLOGY
Biological Agents were the most significant
factor in health. These included pathogenic
(disease causing) organisms such as bacteria,
viruses, protozoa, and internal parasites.
Chemical Agents also have significant effects
on human health. Toxic heavy metals, and
endocrine disrupters are examples of these
ENVIRONMENTAL BIOLOGY PROBLEMS
An environmental problem arises whenever
there is a change in the quality or quantity of
any environmental factor which directly or
indirectly affects the health and well-being of
man in an adverse manner. Environmental
problems can be studied from two different
Although this approach to environmental
research can be effective, has often been
necessary, and will surely continue, it also has
limitations. In order to address the abundance of
established, emerging, and as-yet-unknown
environmental issues, an expanded
understanding of the scientific principles
underlying environmental systems is needed.
To understand the processes that drive and
connect environmental systems
To development of innovative tools and
methods for understanding and managing
Long-term collection and dissemination of
accurate environmental data.