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.
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