Researches or studies basic principles of plant and animal life, such as origin, relationship, development, anatomy and functions.
This career is part of the Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources cluster Plant Systems pathway.
A person in this career:
- Collects and analyzes biological data about relationships among and between organisms and their environment.
- Supervises biological technicians and technologists and other scientists.
- Programs and uses computers to store, process, and analyze data.
- Prepares technical and research reports, such as environmental impact reports, and communicates the results to individuals in industry, government, or the general public.
- Develops and maintains liaisons and effective working relations with groups and individuals, agencies, and the public to encourage cooperative management strategies or to develop information and interpret findings.
- Prepares requests for proposals or statements of work.
- Represents employer in a technical capacity at conferences.
- Cultivates, breeds, and grows aquatic life, such as lobsters, clams, or fish.
- Studies and manages wild animal populations.
- Studies aquatic plants and animals and environmental conditions affecting them, such as radioactivity or pollution.