Evolutionary biologists are specifically interested in knowing more about the evolution of plants and animals. They seek to discover more about the history of life on earth, how organisms have changed and developed over time and the causes of this evolution. They cover a vast range of work from looking at DNA in the lab to studying how individual species have evolved in a particular ecosystem.
Attributes: imaginative, open-minded, resilient
- The Primary Science Teaching Trust has a downloadable slideshow (PDF) about Telma. T. Laurentino and a downloadable slideshow (PDF) about Dr Kelsey Byers who are evolutionary biologists. It’s part of their resource A Scientist Just Like Me.
- There is also this video of Dr Kelsey Byers, an evolutionary biologist in her place of work talking about what she does.