Ecologists carry out assessments of the health and distribution of organisms, namely people, plants, and animals, and the relationship between organisms and their environment. Ecologists usually have a specialisation area, e.g. freshwater, marine, terrestrial, fauna, and flora about which they conduct research and perform related tasks.
Work includes the analysis and testing of living organisms, the development and application of processes resulting from research in areas such as natural resource management, environmental protection and microbiology.
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