What is Parasitology? One of the biggest threats to human health today in the developed and the developing world are parasites. Parasitical relationships differ from other areas of ecology in that they not only depend on another species to survive but in the process of doing so, they cause harm to the host. Where there…Read more
About: Matthew Mason
MG Mason has a BA in Archaeology and MA in Landscape Archaeology, both from the University of Exeter. A personal interest in environmental science grew alongside his formal studies and eventually formed part of his post-graduate degree where he studied both natural and human changes to the environment of southwest England; his particular interests are in aerial photography. He has experience in GIS (digital mapping) but currently works as a freelance writer as the economic downturn means he has struggled to get relevant work. He presently lives in southwest England.
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What is a Desert? Deserts conjure up specific ideas about topography: typically, that they are dry and sandy dunes or rock, or a mixture of both. But deserts are far more than this and there are multiple types. How we define the desert biome are not about the types of rock, or the amount of…Read more
What is Conservation? Defining Conservationism We define conservation as a broad approach to preserving what is already there and the due care and attention to protecting it for the future (1). It is also dedicated to restoring something to a natural state and maintaining equilibrium. It is a practice and a philosophy, utilizing scientific tools…Read more
What is Environmental Law? Humanity has been aware of its environment far longer than there have been laws to protect environments. Environmental law, or sometimes known as environmental and natural resources law, is a term used to explain regulations, statutes, local, national and international legislation, and treaties designed to protect the environment from damage and…Read more
What is Mathematics? Mathematics is described by various people as the only science that will ever prove anything, the only science capable of providing an absolute “yes” or “no” answer, and as the purest science. The word comes from the Greek translation of máthema which means " learning" or “study”. Without mathematics, there would be…Read more
Along with chemistry and biology, physics completes the trinity of the original “hard” sciences – those that use testable predictions and hypotheses, experiments, and mathematics and modelling as opposed to the “soft” sciences which use more qualitative data and which relies far less on testing. What is Physics? All of our modern sciences take their…Read more
Defining Zoology Biological life on planet Earth is undoubtedly immense and the subject that studies it – biology – is such a vast area of study that no graduate in the subject could hope to understand all of it. Increasingly, biology graduates are looking for ways to find their niche early and focus on one…Read more
What Climatology Is Climatology, or sometimes known as climate science, is the study of the Earth’s weather patterns and the systems that cause them. From the ocean oscillations to trade winds, pressure systems that drives temperature, airborne particles that influence local conditions and even the phases of the moon and Earth’s wobble all affect the…Read more
Defining Geology Geology - from the Greek geo (Earth) and logia (study) (1) has a long and prestigious history in unlocking many of the secrets of the Earth. We define geology as the study of the Earth, the materials and processes, structure, and even the physics and chemistry that underlie them. It also includes within…Read more
Regulatory science has been a key area of public interest in science and its application. With so much at stake in terms of public safety, and commercial success or failure depending on licensing products as safe or unsafe, it’s becoming increasingly necessary for some STEM graduates to specialize in this area, to allow for technological…Read more
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