Human society is dependent on plants for fresh air, food, fibre, medicine, building materials and aesthetic environments. Plant scientists can help the world to use plants in a sustainable manner and to address many environmental problems.
Studies are focused at the level of living things and their interaction with the environment. Areas of specialisation include savannas and grasslands and aquatic biology, focusing on biodiversity, sustainable resources and range limitation. Ecology and behaviour of a diverse range of animals (herbivores, beetles, rodents, lizards, snakes, birds, etc.), Biocontrol, Biodiversity, Conservation, Restoration, Ecophysiology, Systematics, Taxonomy, and Evolutionary Biology are some of the specialisations on offer.