Who wants to be or might want to be an Ecologists?

Here's my question for the following requirements below would you be willing to complete the required education and training to get into this career? Why or why not? JOB SEARCH Career: Ecologist a. What duties do people in this career have? Management of all project monitoring and reporting activities in a particular region. Develop data collection and monitoring systems, experimental protocols and supervise / manage these activities on an ongoing basis. Work with public and private sector biology, ecology, engineering and other professional staff to efficiency manage project implementation Develop and deliver presentations to the scientific community, government agencies and the public Manage permitting activities with local, state and federal agencies Work with River Partner’s Development Director to organize and implement public out reach activities Work in concert with Director of Field Operations to plan and implement restoration project activities Develop forecasts of annual plant material needs throughout the region Plan and manage collection and maintain the inventory of native plant material Complete annual reports and sections of other documents Develop and maintains databases, and analyzes data Reviews documents and supervises their production Supervise and train full-time biology and ecology staff, part-time and temporary staff and consults. Develop and maintain good relations with River Partners staff, agency personnel and neighbors Work with Regional Director to identify new project opportunities Provide input on new project development relative to biology and project planning Oversees project operations that require a field biologist Works long hours and/or weekends in a variety of field conditions and must be willing to travel within the state. b. What skills do they have? The following skills are required in this job are: Creatively solve problems and learn new skills. Effectively communicate complicated biological findings orally and in writing. Posses excellent editing and writing skills, and have experience with document production. Demonstrate good organizational skills and ability to work under multiple deadlines. Possess knowledge of California plants, riparian ecology, hydrology, soils, and/or wildlife. Effectively use word processing, spreadsheet, and other programs. Have experience with MS Access or other relational database programs. Understand effective use of GIS information. Demonstrate a sophisticated understanding of statistics, experimental design, and data collection. What education and training do you need to enter this field? a. M.S. or PhD. in biology, ecology, environmental science, or related science and at least three years of progressively responsible work experience in an appropriate field. b. During their undergraduate years, aspiring ecologists should try to as broad a range of biological science courses as possible, including courses in botany, zoology, morphology, physiology, biochemistry, molecular biology, and genetics. Thank you so very much for answering in advance~ ^___^ Have a nice day~ tc always. :D

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