Science

Wildlife Biologist

Wildlife biologists study the genetic origins and life processes of animals. Many also work as educators or field researchers. 

Wildlife biologists research and monitor plant and animal habitats in a given region to determine various environmental and population dynamics. For example, they may observe the effect of pollution on a population's health or analyse the predator-prey relationship for a specific species within an area. During this process, these professionals may be responsible for collecting data and looking out for repeating animal behavior patterns. Once their studies are done, they may begin formulating conclusions and publishing their results.

Aside from field work, wildlife biologists may frequently work in medical labs, planning and conducting experiments. Topics may range from advancing knowledge on the spread of bacteria or other microorganism-related diseases to conducting government-funded research on a particular ecosystem. 

Those heavily involved in research departments may also focus on topics in biotechnology and disease control.