List of Biological and Environmental Disciplines (-ology "study of")

An ology or -logy, is a scientific discipline. The following list focuses on biological and environmental fields of study.

Acarology
 the study of ticks and mites
Actinobiology
 the study of the effects of radiation upon living organisms
Aerobiology
 a branch of biology that studies organic particles that are transported by the air
Aerology
 the study of the atmosphere
Aetiology
 the medical study of the causation of disease
Agrobiology
 the study of plant nutrition and growth in relation to soil
Agrology
 the branch of soil science dealing with the production of crops.
Agrostology
 the study of grasses
Algology
 the study of algae
Allergology
 the study of the causes and treatment of allergies
Apiology
 the study of bees
Arachnology
 the study of spiders
Autecology
 the study of the ecology of any individual species
Bacteriology
 the study of bacteria
Bioecology
the study of interaction of life in the environment
Biology
the study of life
Bromatology
 the study of food
Cetology
 the study of cetaceans (e.g., whales, dolphins)
Climatology
 the study of the climate
Coleopterology
 the study of beetles
Conchology
 the study of shells and of mollusks
Coniology
 the study of dust in the atmosphere and its effects on living organisms
Cryology
the study of very low temperatures and related phenomena
Cynology
 the study of dogs
Dendrochronology
 the study of the age of trees and the records in their rings
Dendrology
 the study of trees
Dipterology
 the study of flies
Ecohydrology
 the study of interactions between organisms and the water cycle
Ecology
 the study of the relationships between living organisms and their environment
Ecophysiology
 the study of the interrelationship between an organism's physical functioning and its environment
Edaphology
 a branch of soil science that studies the influence of soil on life
Embryology
 the study of embryos
Entomology
 the study of insects
Enzymology
 the study of enzymes
Epidemiology
 the study of the origin and spread of diseases
Ethology
 the study of animal behavior
Exobiology
 the study of life in outer space
Exogeology
 the study of geology of celestial bodies
Felinology
 the study of cats
Fetology
 the study of the fetus
Geobiology
 the study of the biosphere and its relations to the lithosphere and atmosphere
Geochronology
 the study of the age of the Earth
Geology
 the study of the Earth
Geomorphology
 the study of present day landforms
Glaciology
 the study of glaciers
Helminthology
 the study of parasitic worms
Herbology
 the study of the therapeutic use of plants
Herpetology
 the study of reptiles and amphibians
Heteroptology
 the study of true bugs
Hippology
 study of horses
Hydrogeology
 the study of underground water
Hydrology
 the study of water
Ichnology
 the study of fossil footprints, tracks, and burrows
Ichthyology
 the study of fish
Kymatology
 the study of waves or wave motions
Lepidopterology
 the study of butterflies and moths
Limnology
 the study of freshwater environments
Lithology
 the study of rocks
Malacology
 the study of mollusks
Mammalogy
 the study of mammals
Meteorology
 the study of weather
Microbiology
 the study of micro organisms
Micrology
 the science of preparing and handling microscopic objects
Mineralogy
 the study of minerals
Mycology
 the study of fungi
Myrmecology
 Sometimes spelled foetology Formicology, the study of ants
Nematology
 the study of nematodes
Nephology
 the study of clouds
Oceanology
 the study of oceans
Odonatology
 the study of dragonflies and damselflies
Oology
 the study of eggs
Ornithology
 the study of birds
Orology
 the study of mountains and their mapping
Orthopterology
the study of grasshoppers and crickets
Paleobiology
 the study of prehistoric life
Paleobotany
 the study of prehistoric metaphytes
Paleoclimatology
 the study of prehistoric climates
Paleoecology
 the study of prehistoric environments by analyzing fossils and rock strata
Paleontology
 the study of fossils of ancient life
Paleophytology
the study of ancient multicellular plants
Paleozoology
 the study of prehistoric metazoans
Palynology
 the study of pollen
Parasitology
 the study of parasites
Petrology
 the study of rocks and the conditions by which they form
Phenology
the study of periodic biological phenomena
Phycology
 the study of algae
Physiology
 the study of the functions of living organisms
Phytology
 the study of plants; botany
Phytopathology
 the study of plant diseases
Phytosociology
 the study of the ecology of plant communities
Planktology
 the study of plankton
Pomology
 the scientific study of fruits
Primatology
 the study of primates
Psychobiology
 the study and psychology of organisms with regard to their functions and structures
Seismology
 the study of earthquakes
Sociobiology
 the study of the effect of evolution on ethology
Speleology
 the study or exploration of caves
Synecology
 the study of the ecological interrelationships
Thermology
 the study of heat
Virology
 the study of viruses
Volcanology (or vulcanology)
 the study of volcanoes
Xenobiology
 the study of non terrestrial life
Xylology
 the study of wood
Zoology
 the study of animals
Zoopathology
 the study of animal diseases
Zoopsychology
 the study of mental processes in animals

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