RELATIONSHIP OF BIOLOGY TO OTHER SCIENCES OR MULTIDESCIPLINARY APPROACH TO THE STUDY OF BIOLOGY
Biology is a very wast field and is related to other branches of science in some respects. It works in coordination with other branches of science. Due to this reason some new branches of biology arises. Some of them are as follows.
1) Biophysics: It deals with the study of the principles of physics, which are applicable to biological phenomena. For example there is a similarity between the working principles of lever in physics and limbs of animals in biology.
2) Biochemistry: It deals with the study of the chemistry of different compounds and processes occurring in living organisms. For example the study of basic metabolism of photosynthesis and respiration involves the knowledge of chemistry.
3) Biomathematics / Biometry: It deals with the study of biological processes using mathematical techniques and tools. For example to analyze the data gathered after experimental work, biologists have to apply the rules of mathematics.
4) Biogeography: It deals with study of the occurrence and distribution of different species of living organisms in different geographical regions of the world. It applies the knowledge of the characteristics of particular geographical regions to determine the characteristics of living organisms found there.
5) Bioeconomics: It deals with the study of organisms from economical point of view. For example the cost value and profit value of the yield of wheat can be calculated through bioeconomics and benefits or losses can be determined.