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Forestry is a multi-disciplinary and complex profession that involves the management of many values in addition to timber, including: biodiversity, wildlife habitat, water quality, recreation, employment, and community stability.Forestry can involve a more holistic study of the systems that provide us with natural resources or it can involve wide-ranging specializations. Such specializations range from genetics to forest ecology, from wildfire science to climate change, from watershed management to fish and aquatic ecosystem management, from forest pathology to entomology, from plant biology to conservation and forest policy, from geographic information systems software to business modelling, and more.

Forestry : Definition

Forestry is the application of scientific, economic and social principles to attain specific objectives in the care of a forest.

Scientific principles: The science behind forestry is called “silvics”, and the practical application of that science is called “silviculture”. The science of silvics examines characteristics of individual trees in a forest and the interactions of those trees with each other and ...

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Marine Scientists

Marine Scientists

April 17, 2019, 2:53 p.m.

Marine scientists research the sea and study its interactions with its organisms, sea floors, coastal areas and the atmosphere.

Marine scientists may ..

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Plant Taxonomy

Plant Taxonomy

April 6, 2019, 3:04 p.m.

Taxonomy is the science of identifying and naming plant and animal species, and organising them into systems of classification. Taxonomy deals with identification, nomenclature and classification of objects ..

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Agricultural manager

Agricultural manager

March 21, 2019, 5:11 p.m.

Agricultural managers or farm managers are responsible for the daily planning, organisation, supervision and administration of activities on farm estates. Typical responsibilities include:


Environmental Health Officers

Environmental Health Officers

March 18, 2019, 12:55 p.m.

Environmental health officers monitor, maintain and protect environmental and health standards according to current legislation.

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Environmental Managers

Environmental Managers

March 15, 2019, 1:23 p.m.

Environmental managers advise organisations on how to minimise their impact on the environment and, in some cases, oversee the delivery of impact reduction strategies. They typically develop and then measure..

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Aquaculture

Aquaculture

March 13, 2019, 2:24 p.m.

Aqua Science is the multi-disciplinary study of the Earths Oceanic and fresh water environments. About three-quarters of the Earth's surface is covered with water, so aqua science has emerged as an impor..

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Entomology

Entomology

March 12, 2019, 2:52 p.m.

Entomology is a specialised branch of science that deals with the study of insects, vermin, scorpions, spiders and similar other species. It can be classified as a sub field of zoology, which is in turn a br..

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Agronomist

Agronomist

March 11, 2019, 12:06 p.m.

Agronomy, a branch of agricultural science is a practice that looks at agriculture from an integrated, holistic perspective. It is the application of science and technology to agriculture to boost the qualit..

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Nature conservation officers

Nature conservation officers

Feb. 26, 2019, 3:22 p.m.

Nature conservation officers manage, protect and improve areas of environmental importance through conservation work, publicity and scientific monitoring.

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Field Trials Officers

Field Trials Officers

Feb. 12, 2019, 1:29 p.m.

Field trials officers are responsible for designing, conducting and monitoring the effects of experiments/trials on animals and plants in the field, glasshouses and laboratories.

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