How do we study the biosphere?

Who is interested in the BIOSPHERE?

The study of the biosphere is the study of life itself.

Scientists who study the biosphere may find themselves working in jungles, deserts, seas, and mountain ranges as well as in laboratories and greenhouses. The study of life may take them back millions of years in time to the age of the dinosaurs or even billions of years to learn about the microorganisms found at the beginning of life on Earth. They are concerned also about the future - how people can affect the environment, perhaps harming all living creatures. People who study the biosphere may learn about the very large, the entire ecosystem itself, or the very small, the cells and their DNA which is the blueprint for life. They study the structure and functions of living creatures, or their actions. Life is diverse and exciting, and scientists never run out of things to learn about life and living things. An ecologist studies the relationships between living things; a biologist studies plants or animals; a biochemist studies chemical processes in living things; a cell biologist studies processes in cells such as DNA.

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