Environment literally means Surrounding in which we are living. Environment includes all those things on which we are directly or indirectly dependent for our survival, whether it is
living component like animals, plants or non-living component like soil, air water.
Environmental studies is an interdisciplinary subject examining the interplay between the social, legal, management, and scientific aspects of environmental issues
Environmental studies investigate the scientific and the humanitarian aspects. Students of environmental studies learn the causes, effects, and possible solutions to address important environmental problems.
Meaning of Environmental Studies:
Environmental studies are 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 environment.
Ecology and Scope of Ecological Studies:
Ecology is that part of environmental studies in which we study about organisms, plants and animals and their relationship or interdependence on other living and non living environment.
Following topics are covered in Environmental studies:
Nature of Environmental Studies:
Natural Resources and Associated Problems:
Classification of Ecosystem
Functions of Ecosystem
Ecological Pyramid Energy Flow
Biodiversity and Its Conservation:
Threats to Biodiversity
Conversation of Biodiversity
Environmental Pollution & Pollution Control:
Social Issues and Environment:
Global Environmental Problems
Solid Waste Management
Hazardous Waste Management
Water Waste Management
Deforestation & Desertification
Environmental Act, Policy and Protocol:
Policy & Legislation
Air, Water & Forest Acts
Environmental Impact Assessment
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