2114-11 Environmental Research Scientist
Studies and develops policies and plans for the control of factors which may produce pollution, imbalance or degradation of the environment.
The entry requirement for this occupation is a bachelor degree or higher qualification. In some instances relevant experience is required in addition to the formal qualification.
- studies the effects on animal and plant life of such factors as terrain, altitude, climatic conditions, sources of nutrition, and predators
- investigates the structure of communities of organisms and predicts the effects of disturbances by human or environmental changes
- plans and conducts field trips to study animals and plants in their natural environments and to collect specimens for laboratory study
- studies and analyses pollution, atmospheric conditions, demographic characteristics, ecology, mineral, soil and water samples
- prepares graphs, charts and statistics from data, analyses data and correlates them with the work of other scientists, evaluates data and prepares reports of conclusions
- develops and tests models of the environment using knowledge of ecology, mathematics, statistics and physical sciences
- develops conservation or harvesting policies for management of biological resources such as fish populations and forests
- assesses pollution problems, establishes standards and develops approaches for the control of pollution and the rehabilitation of areas disturbed by activities such as mining, timber felling or overgrazing
- may prepare environmental impact studies of activities such as mining, building and housing
Air Pollution Analyst
Land Degradation Analyst
Water Quality Analyst