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Warsaw, Poland

Faculty of Agriculture and Biology

Wydział Rolnictwa i Biologii

Subject area: agriculture, forestry and fishery, veterinary
University website: http://www.sggw.pl/en/

Faculty of Agriculture and Biology at the Warsaw University of Life Sciences
address: 159 Nowoursynowska Str, 02-776 Warsaw, Poland
building 37
phone: +4822 59 325 10
homepage: agrobiol.sggw.waw.pl

The research conducted in the Faculty of Agriculture and Biology concerns three disciplines:

  • gronomy
  • ecology and environmental protection
  • biology
Agriculture is the cultivation of land and breeding of animals and plants to provide food, fiber, medicinal plants and other products to sustain and enhance life. Agriculture was the key development in the rise of sedentary human civilization, whereby farming of domesticated species created food surpluses that enabled people to live in cities. The study of agriculture is known as agricultural science. The history of agriculture dates back thousands of years; people gathered wild grains at least 105,000 years ago, and began to plant them around 11,500 years ago, before they became domesticated. Pigs, sheep, and cattle were domesticated over 10,000 years ago. Crops originate from at least 11 regions of the world. Industrial agriculture based on large-scale monoculture has in the past century become the dominant agricultural method.
Biology is the natural science that involves the study of life and living organisms, including their physical structure, chemical composition, function, development and evolution. Modern biology is a vast field, composed of many branches. Despite the broad scope and the complexity of the science, there are certain unifying concepts that consolidate it into a single, coherent field. Biology recognizes the cell as the basic unit of life, genes as the basic unit of heredity, and evolution as the engine that propels the creation of new species. Living organisms are open systems that survive by transforming energy and decreasing their local entropy to maintain a stable and vital condition defined as homeostasis. See glossary of biology.
Faculty may refer to:
Despite the beliefs and teachings of religion and psychology, impulses are biological and psychic directional signals to nudge the individual toward his or her greatest opportunities for expression and development privately, and also to insure the person's contribution to mass social reality.
Jane Roberts in The God of Jane: A Psychic Manifesto, p. 17
We are returned to mystery and the power of cooperating with life—rather than, as so often now, working against it.
Elsa Gidlow On organic farming, in Belasco, Warren James, 2007, "The Organic Paradigm", Appetite for Change: How the Counterculture Took on the Food Industry, Cornell University Press, ISBN 0801473292, p. 69.
Today, nearly all biologists acknowledge that evolution is a fact.
Neil A. Campbell, Biology 2nd ed., 1990, Benjamin/Cummings, p. 434
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