Term Environmental Sciences Research
Code TR-6500.6500-200
Definition Programs that conduct research which focuses on pollution sources and their control, environmental alteration and degradation, waste disposal, conservation, recycling and replenishment, and related issues; and seeks to identify and abate or eliminate sources of pollutants that affect people, wildlife and their environments. Scientists working in this area analyze and report measurements and observations of air, water, soil and other sources and make recommendations on how best to clean and preserve the environment. Included are environmental ecologists who study the relationships between organisms and their environments and the effects of influences such as population size, pollutants, rainfall, temperature and altitude; ecological modelers who study ecosystems, the control of environmental pollution and the management of resources; environmental chemists who study the toxicity of various chemicals (how those chemicals affect plants, animals and people); and geochemists who study the nature and distribution of chemical elements in ground water and earth materials. Environmental sciences research may be used to design and monitor waste disposal sites, preserve water supplies and reclaim contaminated land and water to comply with federal environmental regulations.
Created 2/15/07
Changed 8/8/07
Use References Air Pollution Research
Pollution Related Research
Sanitation Research
Water Pollution Research
See Also References Pollution Control (JD-6500)
Toxicology Research (TR-1000.8500)
Waste Management Services (TE-8920)
External Classification Terms Other Government/Economic Services (AIRS OT-600)
Other Government/Economic Services (CAN OT-600)
Physical & Earth Sciences (NTE U30)
Physics & Earth Sciences (NPC U04)
Research & Information (Air Pollution Control) (UW 5.3.03.02)
Research & Information (Environmental Quality) (UW 5.3.03.01)
Research & Information (Pesticides Control) (UW 5.3.03.04)
Research & Information (Radiation Control) (UW 5.3.03.05)
Research & Information (Solid Waste Management) (UW 5.3.03.06)
Research & Information (Water Pollution Control) (UW 5.3.03.03)
Research Institutes & Public Policy Analysis (U) (NTE U05)
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Bibliographic References Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2004-05 Edition, Environmental Scientists and Geoscientists, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos050.htm (visited May 10, 2004).

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