Restoration specialists investigate the connections between organisms and the environment in a variety of settings and make recommendations for improvements to reestablish natural ecosystems. This work will typically include assisting in the implementation of those recommendations.
What Responsibilities Will I Have?:
- Investigate the growth and characteristics of microscopic organisms
- Research cell reproduction and human disease
- Manage research on how organisms react to processes in the environment
- Study the relationships among organisms in their ecosystem
- Examine the effects of population size, pollutants, rainfall, temperature and altitude
- Collect, study, and report data on the quality of air, food, soil and water
- Oversee planning and execution of plant ecological assessment experiments
- Research situations caused by man-made practices and their impact on natural habitats
- Develop biological control strategies to combat pests
- Use computer simulations to model problems and evaluate solutions
- Prepare written reports and recommendations
- Ensure operations comply with government regulations
- Monitor the production of products
Recommended High School Courses:
The following high school courses are recommended: agricultural education, earth science, biology, botany, chemistry, biology and mathematics.
A bachelor’s degree in biology or a related field, such as horticulture, chemistry or environmental science, is required.