|Academic disciplines (matched with corresponding database titles) concerned with the issue of changes in the natural environment of the Pacific Northwest brought about by economic development over the last 30 years include the following:
||Focus of discipline on topic
||Business resources might track trends in economic development, what industries have grown the most in the last 30 years in the Pacific Northwest.
||Resources in Agriculture may examine the effects of commercial or economic development on farmland.
|Ecology / Environmental Science
||This discipline is a great fit! Focusing on environmental studies in the Pacific Northwest should provide valuable information on changes in this area of the country.
||Environmental Sciences and Pollution Management
||The field of history could be useful in several respects -- an overview of the natural history of the P.N.W. might be useful. Probably there are other possibilities from this field.
||American History and Life
||The field of sociology may look at how changes in the natural environment affect people.