Restoration Specialist

Restoration specialists investigate the connections between organisms and the environment in a variety of settings and make recommendations for improvements to reestablish natural ecosystems. Much of this work will typically include assisting in the implementation of those recommendations.

What Responsibilities Will I Have?

  • Investigate the growth and characteristics of microscopic organisms
  • Research cell reproduction and human disease
  • Manage research on how organisms react to processes in the environment
  • Study the relationships among organisms in their ecosystem
  • Examine the effects of population size, pollutants, rainfall, temperature and altitude
  • Collect, study and report data on the quality of air, food, soil and water
  • Oversee planning and execution of plant ecological assessment experiments
  • Research situations caused by man-made practices and their impact on natural habitats
  • Develop biological control strategies to combat pests
  • Use computer simulations to model problems and evaluate solutions
  • Prepare written reports and recommendations
  • Ensure operations comply with government regulations

Recommended High School Courses:

  • agricultural education
  • earth science
  • biology
  • plant science
  • chemistry
  • biology
  • mathematics

Education/Training Required:

A bachelor’s degree in biology, plant science, environmental science, natural resource management or a related field is required to be a restoration specialist.