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Focus on Ecologists | ESA Ecologist Profiles

Focus on Ecologists

The Focus on Ecologists project offers a glimpse of life through the eyes of individuals trained in ecological science who have brought that experience into all sorts of different careers, many of which are still evolving.

Ecologists study oceans, deserts, forests, cities, grasslands, rivers, and every other corner of the world. More and more, ecologists are teaming with physical scientists, social scientists, policy makers, and computer programmers to understand better how organisms interact with each other and with the environment in which they live. Ecologists can be educators, technicians, field scientists, administrators, consultants, and writers. The main traits all ecologists share are curiosity, creativity, a passion for observation and scientific inquiry, and, judging by these profiles, boundless enthusiasm for asking and answering hard questions.

This page is part of an ongoing project to introduce web visitors to the options available to students interested in ecology. We will continue adding new profiles periodically, so check back with us to watch the site grow. The individuals included in the first Focus on Ecologists were selected to provide a diverse array of personalities, backgrounds, and career paths so each person visiting the site might find something here that inspires new questions and new experiences.

Would you like to see your profile here? Do you know someone we should consider? Send us a message with your recommendations and comments on this project: education@esa.org