Aquatic Ecology Aquatic ecology is the study of aquatic environments such as oceans, lake,ponds, etc.

Conservancy aquatic ecologist, Paul L. Freeman works in Alabama's Cahaba River.

Aquatic Ecologist do the following

  • Develop and conduct experimental studies with animals in controlled or natural surroundings
  • collect biological data and specimens for analysis
  • Study the characteristics of animals, such as their interactions with other species, reproduction, population dynamics, diseases, and movement patterns
  • Analyze the influence that human activity has on wildlife and their natural habitats
  • Research, initiate, and maintain ways of improving breeding programs that support healthy game animals, endangered species, or other wild populations of land or aquatic life
  • Develop conservation plans and make recommendations on wildlife conservation and management issues to policymakers and the general public
  • Zoologists and wildlife biologists need a bachelor’s degree for entry-level positions; a master’s degree is often needed for higher level investigative or scientific work. A Ph.D. is necessary to lead independent research and for most university research positions.
  • Zoologists and wildlife biologists work in offices, laboratories, or outdoors. Depending on their job, they may spend considerable time in the field gathering data and studying animals in their natural habitats.
  • Zoologists and wildlife biologists study animals and other wildlife and how they interact with their ecosystems. They study the physical characteristics of animals, animal behaviors, and the impacts humans have on wildlife and natural habitats.

Still Water Sciences cleaning out a fish pond

The University of Maryland center for Environmental science

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