Bryologists study mosses and liverworts (small, flowerless green plants with lobed leaves and leaf-like stems which reproduce by spores and do not have the true roots). They study different aspects such as their population, distribution, structure, behaviour and characteristics.
Conservation Ecologists are responsible for putting into practice systems and programmes to manage and protect our environment (animals and plant populations). They can specialise in many areas like wildlife, plants, animals, fish, birds, etc.
A Cryptozoologist has a very interesting job! They are puzzle-solvers! A Cryptozoologist studies the unknown. They to prove whether animals of old legends actually existed or not. These ‘unknown’ creatures are called cryptids. Eg Lochness Monster – Big Food – El Chupacabra – The Coelacanth (which has now been discovered!)
Do you love bugs? If you said yes, then this could be the perfect career for you! An Enthomologist studies insects and their relation to plant and animal life. Entomology is a very old science which specialises in the study of insects. Humans have studied insects for centuries.
For your information – A Herpetologist does NOT study herpes or sexually transmitted diseases! A Herpetologist is a kind of zoologist (animal scientist) who specialises in the study of reptiles and amphibians.
Mycology includes the study of genetic and biochemical properties of fungi (moulds). Some areas of mycology include: medicinals (e.g., penicillin) and food (e.g: beer, wine, cheese, edible mushrooms). Studies about the dangers of fungi (poisons or infections) are also covered.
A Nematologist studies nematodes (roundworms) that are plant parasitic, transmit diseases, attack insects, or attack soil, fresh water, or marine nematodes. They identify and classify nematodes and study structures, behaviour, biology, ecology, physiology, nutrition, culture and distribution.
The lifestyle of our feathered friends (birds) is an interesting area of study – becoming an Ornithologist could be a fascinating career for you. Ornithologists are bird specialists who have a strong scientific approach to their work.
A Wildlife Manager’s number one job and responsibility is to ensure that wild animals (including aquatic) maintain healthy populations sizes. Wildlife Managers can work in game parks, forests, deserts or in any location where wildlife management needs to take place.
A Wildlife Veterinarian treats wild animals including birds, amphibians, reptiles and mammals. A love of the outdoors and of wildlife are the requirements for entering this profession.
Zoology is a biological science which studies animal life. Zoologists study animals in nature and in the laboratory. Zoologists study the origin and development of animal species, the behaviour of animals, and the interaction between animals and their environment.