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Biology
The study of living things and everything about it
Zoology
The study of all types of animals and everything about them
Botany
Study of plants and everything about them
Paleontology
Study of fossilized plants and animals remains to gain clues about Earth's past
Ecology
Study of organisms and how they interact with the environment, such as studying their habitats and role in the food web
Limnology
The study of fresh water systems, such as lakes, ponds, and rivers
Vertebrae zoology `
Study of animals with backbones and everything about them.
Mammology
Study of mammals
Herpetology
Study of reptiles and amphibians
Ichtyology
Study of fish
Entomology
Study of insects
Invertebrate zoology
Study of animals without a backbone
Paristology
Study of parasites
Helminthology
Study of worms, particularly parasite forms such as tapeworms
Acarology
Study of ticks, mites and spiders
Microbiology
Study of microscopic life forms
Virology
Study of viruses and viral diseases
Bacteriology
The study of bacteria, especially in relation to medicine and agriculture.
Mycology
Study of fungi and yeasts
Genetics
Study of heredity & inherited traits passed down from generation to generation
Anatomy
Structure and function of living things, such as cells, tissues, organs, and organ systems
Physiology
Study of the functions of the structures of the body (often combined with Anatomy concepts)
Osteology
Study of the bones and the disorders and diseases of the skeletal system
Hematology
Study of the blood and blood diseases
Neurology
Study of nerves; also a branch of medicine dealing with diseases of the nervous system
Cytology
Study of cell cell biology including cell anatomy and physiology
Embryology
Study of development of living things before birth
Biochemistry
Study of the chemistry in living things which includes metabolism
Immunology
Study of the immune system and its responses to invading pathogens
Endocrinology
Study of hormones and their composition and function
Pathology
Study of all aspects of diseases & possible causes of death
Epidemiology
Study of the incidence, distribution, and possible control of epidemics and other diseases
Glaciology
Study of the nature, formation, and movement of glaciers
Chemistry
Study of the properties of matter and how matter changes into new substances
Physics
Study of matter and energy and the interactions between the two through forces and motion.
Astronomy
The study of the moon, stars, and other objects in space
Hydrology
Study of water on earth
Meteorology
Science dealing with the atmosphere and weather
Climatologist
A person who studies the different climates.
Environmental Science
Study of how humans impact the earth and it's resources.
Marine Biology
Study of life in the ocean
Mineralogy
Study of naturally occurring chemical compounds and their properties; examples include quartz, fluorite, and calcite
Seismology
Study of earthquakes and seismic waves
Volcanology
Study of volcanoes and volcano-related phenomena
Selenology
Study of Earth's moon and its geology
Marine Geology
Study of the geologic features of the ocean floor, including plate tectonics of the ocean