DescriptionYou’re investigative, detail oriented and naturally curious. You’re passionate about life and living organisms. As a Forestry Biologist, you conduct research to learn more about living organisms and ecosystems, manage natural resources, and develop new practices and products in diverse areas of study. You’re a rugged scientist, spending half your time in the lab and the other half in the wilderness.
DescriptionParticles, molecules and bears, oh my! You are a woodsy Chemist who researches the properties and composition of elements and compounds. You apply chemical principles to develop a wide range of products and processes related to forestry. Wood is a chemical composite of many elements and it is your responsibility to chemically establish the process of how to turn this chemical composite into multiple end uses.
DescriptionIf a forest is cut instead of burned, how does that alter different organisms? As an Ecologist, it’s up to you to answer this question and more. You study the relationships of living things to one another and their environment, and examine the environmental factors that effect forests. You may or may not defy the stereotypical vision of the bearded, outdoorsy ecologist and you always say a bad day in the bush is better than a good day in the office.
DescriptionYou drink water, you’re made up of water and you prefer to study water. As a Hydrologist, you solve water related problems by applying scientific and mathematical knowledge. You often work in remote and rugged locations conducting field investigations to understand and manage the harmonious relationship between forests and water.
DescriptionYour day on the job starts and ends in soil, and you know that dirt is just the stuff under your fingernails. As a Soil Scientist, you study the properties of soil and the processes that occur in soil. Growing trees impact soil and vice versa, therefore your green-collared job is to manage soil resources for the production and protection of forests.
What you need
Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Engineering, Land Reclamation, Agriculture, Forestry, Biological, Earth or Environmental Sciences with a specialization in Soil Sciences.