Interrelationship with other Fields
Since environmental microorganisms affect so many aspects of life and are easily transported between environments, the field of Environmental Microbiology interfaces with anumber of sub specialities. It includes soil, aquatic, aeromicrobiology, as well as bioremediation, Water quality, Occupational health, Infection control, Food safety and Industrial Microbiology.
Modern environmental microbiology has a much wider scope. There are many different fields which recognises the problems in various fileds of Environmental Microbiology. It includes discovery and identification of new microbes and their products that may have practical application for protection of environment and human health and commercial applications.