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Other names for Nematologist:
What is a Nematologist?
Nematologists study nematodes!
What is a nematode?
A nematode is a roundworm.
They are the most abundant multi-cellular animals on the face of the earth.
They occur everywhere:
- In soil (land and sea)
- In decaying matter
- In plants
- In humans
- In animals
- In insects etc
A Nematologist will study the following:
What does a Nematologist do?
- collects samples
- they study nemotodes with regard to the different fields mentioned above
- investigates and develops pest management
- collects and researches
- analyses data and compares with other scientists
- attends conferences
Are you . . . ?
- interested in science?
- willing to do long hours of research?
- willing to find samples in remote places?
How do I become a Nematologist?
Most Nematologists start their career doing a Bachelor of Science (BSc) at one of our local universities. Some even do a BSc Agriculture.
Once you have your BSc it is recommended you do an Honours and PhD degrees in, for instance:
- Plant Pathology
- Microbiology etc
Relevant Honours degree in Nematology
Registration with the SACNASP: South African Council for Natural Scientific Professions as a Professional Natural Scientist: (Pr.Sci.Nat)
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Is becoming a Nematologist the right career choice for me?