Ecologists are concerned with ecosystems as a whole, studying the numbers and distribution of people, plants and animals and how these organisms interact within their habitats. Ecologists usually specialise in a particular environment such as terrestrial, marine or freshwater. They use surveys to identify, monitor and record organisms within an ecosystem and may study the affects of the removal or return of predators over time.
Attributes: collaborative, organised, resilient
- The Primary Science Teaching Trust has a downloadable slideshow (PDF) about Kelsey Archer Barnett who is a deep sea ecologist and a downloadable slideshow (PDF) about Dr Ben Woodcock who is a ecological entomologist. It’s part of their resource A Scientist Just Like Me.