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Sub-categories Within Science

The following are the subject categories that were used to classify the bibliographic materials related to science. Note that some of the subject areas overlap with other subject areas – including non-science subjects. This is especially true for the Environmental Impacts Assessments (EIAs). References classified as Environmental Science may include two or many science subjects. Several of the subject areas relate to applied science or technology such as Agriculture, Engineering, Forestry, Medicine, and Pulp & paper-mills. Geography relates primarily to physical geography but some aspects of human geography were also covered. Biology is large classification that may be sub-divided into other subjects. Some subjects contain very few references, e.g. Mathematics and Physics. A few references were classified as Anthropology or Archaeology but adding to these subjects is left to others. Many of the references were coded within several subject areas.

Subject Areas and Included Sub-areas:

  • Agriculture includes crops, grazing reserves, honey, livestock, pesticide application, predation on livestock, rangeland, soils, weeds
  • Atmospheric Science includes air pollution
  • Biology includes acidification, behaviour, biodiversity, botany, ecology, entomology, ichthyology, genetics, hunting, limnology, mammology, micro-biology, morphology, mycology, parasitology, peat, physiology, reclamation, taxonomy, toxicity, trapping, veterinary sciences, zoology
  • Chemistry includes biochemistry, oil sands and petroleum chemistry, pollution chemistry
  • Geology includes minerals and rocks, mountain-building, paleontology, land-slides
  • Geography - physical includes climate-change, glaciology, settlement, Holocene, land forms, Late Quaternary, mapping, parks, recreational studies
  • Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs) includes all aspects of applications for projects that may impact the environment; science as well as social science issues
  • Environmental Science inter- or multi-disciplinary science-based works that deal with more than just biology, chemistry, engineering, geography or physics, and environmental law
  • Engineering includes Alaska Highway, bridges, civil, electrical, ice-roads, mechanical, mining, pipelines, refinery, roads, transportation
  • Forestry includes carbon-cycle, fire, logging, mycology, peat, re-vegetation, soils, tree-farming
  • Hydrology includes floods, ice-dams, underground water movement and reserves
  • Mathematics includes computerization
  • Medicine includes public health, disease, nutrition
  • Oil & Other Non-renewable Fuels includes bitumen, coal, natural gas, peat, sour gas, uranium
  • Physics
  • Pulp mills & Paper-mills