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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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Cesar Milstein - Biography

Cesar Milstein - Biography

Sept. 14, 2017, 3:14 p.m.

Cesar Milstein was an Argentinian biochemist and immunologist who was bestowed with Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1984 for his path-breaking work in the development of monoclonal antibodies. The work made him one of the most important s..

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Gustav Nossal - Biography

Gustav Nossal - Biography

Sept. 14, 2017, 1:10 p.m.

Gustav Nossal is one of Australia’s most celebrated scientists and research biologists. A pioneering researcher, his accomplishments in the field of antibody formation and ..

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David Baltimore - Biography

David Baltimore - Biography

Sept. 13, 2017, 4:58 p.m.

David Baltimore is an American biologist who won a share of the 1975 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. As a researcher, he has made tremendous contributions to immunology, v..

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WILDLIFE MANAGERS

WILDLIFE MANAGERS

Aug. 2, 2017, 4:17 p.m.

 

By Nsim Team

 

Those who become wildlife managers have a keen interest in biodiversity and the protection of our..

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ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGER

ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGER

July 25, 2017, 11:20 a.m.

 

By Nsim Team

 

Environmental management is a popular career choice for graduates and is particularly suitable fo..

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GEOLOGIST

GEOLOGIST

July 15, 2017, 11:19 a.m.

A geologist studies the composition, structure, and other physical attributes of the earth, including rocks and minerals. They use physics, mathematics, and geological knowledge in exploration for oil, gas, ..

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ECOLOGIST

ECOLOGIST

July 4, 2017, 2:40 p.m.

Ecologists are responsible for furthering our understanding of how natural and human-caused changes in the environment influence the behaviour and abundance of species, and how interactions between species..

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