Restoration Specialist

Restoration Specialist

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.
Education/Training Required: 
A bachelor’s degree in biology or a related field, such as horticulture, chemistry or environmental science, is required.
Future Job Market Outlook: 
Typical Employers: 
Typically employed by seed companies, crop protection companies, universities, government agencies, consulting firms, research laboratories, museums, field stations, parks and recreation areas.
Suggested Professional Organizations and Associations: 
  • Ecological Society of America
  • American Society of Plant Biologist
  • Society for Range Management
  • World Association of Soil and Water Conservation 
Average Annual Full-Time Salary: 
$39,953
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