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Biology (C1)

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HESA Subject Description CUG Subject
Biology (C100) A broadly based scientific study of living organisms, both animal and vegetable. Includes their structure, functions, evolution, distribution and interrelationships. fl.CugSubject
Applied biology (C110) Topics in Biology of commercial or social importance. fl.CugSubject
Parasitology (C111) The study of the transmission and control of parasitic diseases and their vectors. fl.CugSubject
Behavioural biology (C120) The study of the behavioural strategies used by organisms in their natural environment to maximise fitness. Includes foraging, social and reproductive (including parental care, sexual selection and mate choice) behaviour, behavioural responses to predators, communication, migration and homing. fl.CugSubject
Cell biology (C130) Concerned with the organisation of the cell, cell membrane and cell communication. fl.CugSubject
Applied cell biology (C131) Topics in Cell Biology of commercial or social importance. fl.CugSubject
Developmental/reproductive biology (C140) The study of the development and reproduction of multi-cellular organisms and the differentiation of cells, tissues and organs. fl.CugSubject
Developmental biology (C141) The study of the development of multi-cellular organisms. fl.CugSubject
Reproductive biology (C142) The study of the reproduction of multi-cellular organisms. fl.CugSubject
Environmental biology (C150) Relates animals and plants to their terrestrial and marine habitats. fl.CugSubject
Marine/freshwater biology (C160) The study of aquatic biology. fl.CugSubject
Marine biology (C161) The study of saltwater and oceanic biology. fl.CugSubject
Freshwater biology (C162) The study of freshwater and estuarine biology. fl.CugSubject
Population biology (C170) The study of organism numbers and population dynamics. fl.CugSubject
Ecology (C180) The study of organisms in their environment, their interactions and history. fl.CugSubject
Biodiversity (C181) Concentrates on the design and development of different species and their interrelationships. fl.CugSubject
Evolution (C182) The study of organisms' adaptation to their environment and the mechanisms of heredity and change. fl.CugSubject
Community ecology (C183) The study of the structure, composition and dynamics of ecological assemblages. Includes the relationship between species assemblages and their environments, trophic structure, succession, stability, biodiversity, coexistence and competitive exclusion, spatial structure and relative abundance of component species. fl.CugSubject
Conservation ecology (C184) The study of the science underpinning the restoration and conservation of species and communities and their natural habitat. fl.CugSubject
Ecosystem ecology & land use (C185) The study of large-scale ecology including catchment and regional studies, landscape ecology and interactions between ecology and land use patterns. fl.CugSubject
Population ecology (C186) The study of the understanding of population dynamics, including trophic interactions, demography of populations, extinction processes, spatial processes and metapopulation dynamics. fl.CugSubject
Ecotoxicology (C187) The study of the branch of toxicology concerned with toxic effects caused by natural or synthetic pollutants, to the constituents of ecosystems, (animal (including human), vegetable and microbial) in an integral context. Includes diagnostics, tolerance and adaptation in relation to natural and anthropogenic toxic substances. fl.CugSubject
Biology not elsewhere classified (C190) Miscellaneous grouping for related subjects which do not fit into the other Biology categories. To be used sparingly. fl.CugSubject
Biometry (C191) Concerned with the quantitative techniques and measurement in the biological Sciences. fl.CugSubject