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Most will work as fauna assessors, ecologists, environmental scientists, animal surveyors, animal trackers, botanists, zoologists, conservationist biologists, marine biologists, environmental consultants.
The type of work undertaken by a wildlife researcher depends upon the context:
Work may involve:
Species and population researchers need to have extensive knowledge of the environment, the biology and genetics of the species they are studying, ecological principles, scientific methodology and data analyses.
Working in animal research may begin in many different ways including:
Some start by assisting a consultant, or volunteering in a research project. This path may be slow though, as formal learning is necessary to become a researcher or scientist.
Look for a course that takes time to revisit, reinforce and embed the fundamentals of population ecology into your long-term memory.
Ways to get started may include:
Careers in research progress by:
More qualifications may help; but research careers are no longer guaranteed by high qualifications. Some of the top researchers may be far less qualified than others who are unemployed and struggling to find any career success. Ensure you build strong industry networks, and always keep learning beyond formal qualifications. This will help you.