CURRENT CONTENTS/AGRICULTURE, BIOLOGY & ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

 

Scope Notes

Current Contents/Agriculture, Biology & Environmental Sciences

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Agriculture/Agronomy
Category Description:
Resources in the Agriculture/Agronomy category cover a number of agricultural sciences, including general agriculture, agricultural economics, agricultural engineering, agronomy, tillage research, agroforestry, horticulture, and crop protection and science.

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Agricultural Chemistry
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Resources in the Agricultural Chemistry category cover many aspects of chemistry related to disciplines in CC/AB&ES, including agrochemistry, agricultural biochemistry, food chemistry, analytical chemistry, cereal chemistry, and carbohydrate and lipid research.

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Animal Sciences
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Resources in the Animal Sciences category cover basic animal science, animal behavior, animal production science, poultry science, wildlife research, lab animal science, and zoology. Also covered are sub-disciplines of zoology such as primatology, mammalogy, herpetology, nematology, and malacology.

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Aquatic Sciences
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The Aquatic Sciences category covers resources from many water-related-fields, including discipline-specific aquatic sciences such as aquatic botany and toxicology, phycology, and marine ecology. Also covered are resources concerned with marine and freshwater biology, fisheries science, aquaculture, and oceanography.

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Biology
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The Biology category includes resources that individually cover a broad range of topics in the biological sciences. Resources covering specific areas in biology, such as general microbiology, protozoology, parasitology, biometrics, biological education, heredity, and evolutionary biology are also placed in this category.

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Biotechnology & Applied Microbiology
Category Description:
The Biotechnology & Applied Microbiology category includes resources on a number of subjects that relate to the exploitation of living organisms or their components. In CC/AB&ES, the emphasis is on applied biology, including industrial microbiology. Applications include industrial chemicals and enzymes, biosensors, bioelectronics, pesticide development, food, flavor and fragrance industry applications, waste treatment, and pollution bioremediation.

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Entomology/Pest Control
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Resources in the Entomology/Pest Control category include, among other topics, general entomology, applied entomology, regional entomology, apiculture, aquatic insects, insect biochemistry and physiology, economic entomology, integrated pest management (IPM), and pesticide science.

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Environment/Ecology
Category Description:
Environment/Ecology is a broad category covering interrelated disciplines. It includes resources dealing with pure and applied ecology, ecological modelling and engineering, ecotoxicology, and evolutionary ecology. In environmental science, some of the many areas covered are environmental contamination and toxicology, environmental health, monitoring, technology, geology, and management. Other fields covered are soil science and conservation, water resources research and engineering, climate change, and biodiversity conservation. Regional naturalist resources are also covered here.

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Food Science/Nutrition
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The Food Science/Nutrition category includes resources in food science covering topics such as food additives and contaminants, food chemistry and biochemistry, food microbiology, technology, engineering, processing, quality, and safety. Also covered are meat science, dairy science, and brewing. The closely related area of nutrition is also covered in this category, including general nutrition, nutrition and metabolism, nutrition science, nutritional biochemistry, and dietetics.

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Multidisciplinary
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The Multidisciplinary category includes resources of a broad general character covering a spectrum of major science fields; also included are resources devoted to a multidisciplinary approach to the study of particular regions, ecosystems, or biological systems. Interdisciplinary resources designed to illuminate significant connections between fields are placed here as well.

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Plant Sciences
Category Description:
The Plant Sciences category covers many areas, including broad botany resources, regional botany, mycology, bryology, plant physiology, forestry, weed science, plant pathology, economic botany, plant nutrition, photosynthesis research, experimental botany, and plant cell research.

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Veterinary Medicine/Animal Health
Category Description:
The Veterinary Medicine/Animal Health category includes general veterinary medicine resources, regional veterinary medicine resources, practice resources (avian, canine, feline, equine, food animal), and zoo and wildlife medicine. This includes such topics as veterinary internal medicine, veterinary microbiology, parasitology, surgery, radiology, and immunology.