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ZB MED – Information Centre for Life Sciences
Gleueler Straße 60
50931 Cologne (Köln)

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Nutritional, Environmental and Agricultural Sciences

ZB MED – Information Centre for Life Sciences
Friedrich-Hirzebruch-Allee 4
53115 Bonn




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Collection profile for environmental science

Print and electronic resources from the field of environmental sciences are a key part of ZB MED’s collection. Its primary focus is on collecting scientific works relevant to the value creation chain that extends from the environment to people, nutrition and health.

These include, in particular, works that address conflicts of use and seek to resolve them, especially in relation to efforts to achieve food security, protect the climate, preserve biodiversity, meet our long-term energy requirements and promote a sustainable cultural landscape.

ZB MED’s collection policy covers topics such as the effects of anthropogenic change, efforts to preserve natural resources and ecosystems, the practices of environmental health protection and the development of sustainability strategies. A common thread running through all these topics is the goal of benefiting both human and environmental health in order to successfully manage change on a global scale.

Certain areas are only given secondary consideration in the active collection, including the history of environmental sciences as well as general and specialist aspects of politics, sociology and law. Other areas that play a more minor role in the collection policy include economic issues and specialist works on industrial engineering in fields such as alternative energies and environmental protection technology.


Alphabetical keyword and topic overview

  • Acid rain
  • Anthropogenic influences
  • Beneficial organism-environment relationship
  • Bioanalytics
  • Bio-based chemicals
  • Biocenosis research
  • Biodiversity research
  • Biogenic raw materials
  • Biomass production
  • Carbon cycle
  • Carbon footprint
  • Citizen Science
  • Climate change
  • Climate Impact Research
  • Climate protection
  • C-N dynamics
  • CO2 balance
  • Depletion of natural resources
  • Drinking water
  • Ecology
  • Ecosystem protection
  • Ecosystem research
  • Ecosystem services
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Environment and Health
  • Environmental change, natural and anthropogenic
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Environmental damage
  • Environmental Health
  • Environmental Immunology
  • Environmental Informatics
  • Environmental Medicine
  • Environmental Microbiology
  • Environmental Monitoring
  • Environmental pollution
  • Environmental Protection
  • Environmental Specimen Bank
  • Environmental Systems Modelling
  • Environmental Technology
  • Environmentally harmful substances
  • Geoinformation systems
  • Global Climate Change
  • Global environmental change
  • Greenhouse effect
  • Groundwater protection
  • Lake research
  • Land management
  • Landscape conservation
  • Landscape ecology
  • Life cycle assessments
  • Marine conservation
  • Material cycles
  • Nature conservation
  • Nature reserves
  • One Health
  • Overfishing
  • Ozone Hole
  • Pesticide Exposure
  • Recultivation
  • Regenerative Raw Materials
  • Remote sensing methods
  • Renaturation
  • Renewable Energies
  • Renewable raw materials
  • Residue analysis
  • Resilience of ecosystems
  • Resource efficiency
  • Resource management
  • River ecology
  • Soil conservation
  • Soil ecology
  • Soil research
  • Sustainable use and development of the cultural landscape
  • Sustainable use of land, soil, air and water
  • Terrestrial Ecology
  • Toxicology
  • Value chains
  • Water cycle
  • Water pollution
  • Water protection
  • Water research
  • Water supply