What is a biologist?
Biologists study people, animals, plants, and bacteria to better understand how the body and nature work and how external factors can affect any organism. The study of these things can be very complex and incredibly diverse since there are millions of living beings to study and ways to study them.
What does a biologist do?
Biology is the scientific study of life and living organisms and can focus on many things: how an organism came into being, how it is made up, how it grows, how it functions, what it does or where it lives.
It is impossible to be an expert in the entire field of biology. Because of this, biologists often choose to specialize in a particular field and study that field in minute detail. You will use fundamental and advanced research methods to collect data to prove or disprove theories about how a given organism works.
Biologists can work in macroscopic or microscopic biology. Macroscopic biology includes objects that are measurable and visible to the naked eye. Microscopic biology, on the other hand, requires microscopes to view the objects being examined. It is common for biologists to be involved in both types of research at some point.
Biologists doing basic research try to understand what mechanisms control the functioning of living matter. Biologists engaged in applied research seek to develop or improve processes in areas such as medicine and industry.
Each type of biologist has a specific task, just as every animal, plant, or other organism on this planet has an important role to play in the ecosystem being studied. There are ten main branches of biology to explore. Within these subfields there are different types of biology majors to specialize in.
What is a biologist’s workplace like?
The field of biology in which one works determines whether more time is spent in the lab or out in the field. Work in a laboratory as your task is to prepare tissues for microscopic examination. Botanists, ecologists, and zoologists, on the other hand, spend much of their time in the field studying plants and animals in different climates and habitats, often while living in primitive conditions.
In general, most life scientists do not experience many dangerous situations. Those studying dangerous or toxic organisms take a number of special precautions to avoid contamination and the possibility of spreading viruses or bacteria.
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