Wildlife Biologists are scientists that observe and study the behaviors of animals.
What does a Wildlife Biologist do?
Wildlife Biologists may perform the following tasks:
- Plan and coordinate wildlife assessment activities and research
- Act as advocate and spokesperson for wildlife and ecosystem concerns within their scope of research
- Interact with other scientists, professionals, and advocacy groups to preserve and monitor habitats and populations in the wild and in protection
- Draft reports and presentations for internal and external stakeholders, policy-makers and the public
- Collect samples and conduct observational research in the lab, the field, and protected environments
- Monitor and document animal behavior in the lab, the field, and protected environments
- Make sure data/specimen collection and recordkeeping is accurate and adheres to relevant safety procedures
- Communicate with national, regional and international initiatives in order to share information and assessment data
- Continually review current research and scientific literature in the field
- Consult on and implement habitat mitigation and remediation measures
- Consult on environmental and site assessments as they affect wildlife biology
- Travel to temporary field assignments in remote locations
- Conduct and/or oversee wildlife population surveys
- Provide information and expert testimony for ecological and environmental impact assessments
- Provide technical expertise related to wildlife survey design
- Prepare wildlife management plants
- Monitor trends of wildlife populations
- Consult on how to best mitigate the impacts of development on wildlife.
What personal requirements will you need?
- an interest in conservation and the environment
- analytical thinking and problem solving abilities
- excellent written and oral communication skills
- a high attention to detail and accuracy
- strong organisational and project management skills.
Undergraduate Courses To Become
Required major/s to pursue this career
Postgraduate Courses To Become
Coursework courses to pursue this career
The University of Western Australia