Deep sea ecologists study the habitats, populations and interactions between marine organisms. They are interested in the living things and non-living physical and chemical factors that affect an organism in it’s deep sea environment. A deep sea ecologist may study the impact of human activity such as medical research, agriculture, fisheries, and forestry on an organism as well as the affects of geology, geography, meteorology, chemistry and physics on deep sea environments.
Attributes: curious, committed, observant
- The Primary Science Teaching Trust has a downloadable slideshow (PDF) about Kelsey Archer Barnhill who is an epigenetics research assistant. It’s part of their resource A Scientist Just Like Me.