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Restoration Specialist

 

Overview:

To be a Restoration Specialist it is vital to research the link that connects the environment and organisms in differentiated situations. They will then make a recommendation on how to improve and replenish ecosystems. Restoration Specialists closely watch over the application of their recommendations and provide support when needed.

 

What responsibilities will I have?

  • Investigate the growth and characteristics of microscopic organisms such as bacteria, algae, or fungi
  • Research cell reproduction and human disease
  • Manage research of how organisms react to processes in the environment
  • Study the relationships among organisms and between 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
  • Planning, initiation, coordination, data analysis, report preparation and scientific 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 pest insects, weeds and pollutants on natural vegetation and wildlife
  • Use computer simulations to model problems and evaluate solutions
  • Prepare written reports and recommendations
  • Ensure operations comply with government regulations and monitor the production of products

 

What education and training is required?

A bachelor’s degree in biology or a related field, such as horticulture, chemistry or environmental science is required.

 

To pursue a career as a Restoration Specialist  

The following high school courses are recommended:agricultural education, a focus on science, earth science, biology, botany, chemistry, and mathematics.

 

Typical Employers:

Universities, government agencies, consulting firms, research laboratories, museums, field stations, parks and recreation areas.

 

Future Job Market/Outlook:

With increasing concerns for environmental preservation job opportunities will continue to grow.

 

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