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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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Plant Breeders

Plant Breeders

June 4, 2019, 4:13 p.m.

Plant breeders (also known as geneticists) undertake scientific research into plant and crop-based agriculture with the aim of improving plant breeding techniques and developing new strains of crops.<..

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Veterinary Surgeons

Veterinary Surgeons

June 1, 2019, 3:32 p.m.

Veterinary surgeons maintain the health and welfare of a wide range of animals, from personal pets to livestock, zoo specimens, or even injured wild animals.

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Amenity Horticulturists

Amenity Horticulturists

April 29, 2019, 11:42 a.m.

Amenity horticulturists are responsible for designing, creating and managing a variety of leisure, recreational and garden areas such as woodlands, country parks, historic gardens, cemeteries and botanic/pub..

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Seismic Interpreters

Seismic Interpreters

April 27, 2019, 3:25 p.m.

Seismic interpreters use a variety of technical, computational and scientific modelling techniques to produce geophysical and geological data that can be used to analyse the hydrocarbon content of rock struc..

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Commercial Horticulturists

Commercial Horticulturists

April 27, 2019, 12:28 p.m.

Commercial horticulturists are responsible for overseeing the growth, harvesting, packaging, selling and distribution of crops.

Commercial horticultur..

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Soil Scientists

Soil Scientists

April 24, 2019, 2:39 p.m.

Soil scientists analyse soil samples to provide information about its quality and structure for construction, agricultural, government, industrial and scientific staff.

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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.

They are responsible ..

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