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Ecologists are scientists responsible for studying ecosystems and finding ways to preserve the environment. Typical job duties of an Ecologist are conducting field surveys, completing environmental impact assessments, collecting and interpreting data, writing and delivering reports, and making recommendations. A well-written resume sample in the field should make display of job assets like an interest in environmental issues, availability for travel and fieldwork, stamina, research skills, presentation abilities, survey techniques knowledge, and observation spirit. The example resume below makes display of a Bachelor’s Degree and training in applied life sciences.

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1

Range Ecologist

Reclamation monitoring, vegetative field studies, soil sampling, and wetland delineations across oil fields and wetlands

  • Increased crew productivity by 15% through collaboration and improved project management
  • Learned characteristics of more than 30 sage-steppe grasses, forbs, and shrubs for field identification
  • Identified habitats and signs of pygmy rabbits for over 80 sites
  • OSHA certified
Candidate Info
3
years in
workforce
6
months
at this job
BS
Integrative Biology
2

Spatial Ecologist

Conceived and executed analyses describing distribution patterns of birds throughout the US in an effort to link people to nature and conservation. Prioritized conservation efforts based on robust scientific justification using mathematical and spatial models.

  • Co-authored one of the largest reports on the effects of climate change on birds for the US government
  • Led analysis of seabird distributions in the California Current resulting in >70 prioritized conservation sites
  • Developed comprehensive geo-database used in California state-wide conservation
Candidate Info
30
years in
workforce
7
years
at this job
MS
Biology
Accounting
3

Supervisory Ecologist

Implemented several new biological studies and coordinated data collection and analysis with state, tribal, and federal resource agencies.

  • Collected, organized, and analyzed data in written reports and managed a budget.
  • Trained technicians in fieldwork methods for new projects.
  • Assisted in coordination and supervision for approximately thirteen biological technicians daily.
Candidate Info
6
years in
workforce
6
months
at this job
BS
Ecology
MA
Science Education
MS
Biology
4

GIS Analyst/ Ecologist

Used Trimble GeoExplorer and Juno GPS units to collect all field data on endangered species, invasive species, pre and post burn observations, property features, and oil and gas assets.

  • Used ESRI ArcGIS 9.3 to create and manage a geodatabase for the programs spatial data.
  • Used data to assess the location for future conservation easements, determine progress of past restoration projects, analyze the effectiveness of prescribed burning operations over varying time periods, and track the habitat of various species of concern.
  • Created professional map products for local, state, and national branches of the organization.
  • Managed seasonal restoration crew for ecological monitoring, and field data collection.
  • Trained other staff on the use of GIS software and GPS hardware.
  • Participated in all prescribed fire operations and maintained all field equipment.
Candidate Info
3
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
C
Geographic Information Systems
BA
Geography
5

Research Ecologist

Collected, analyzed, and synthesized data from field research that investigated species distribution, environmental adaptations, and species habitat.

  • Conducted water quality surveys, plant surveys, fish surveys, macroinvertebrate surveys, and soil sampling.
  • Prepared field reports, coordinated student volunteers, and managed remote sensing equipment.
  • Managed data entry, data analysis, and co-authored technical reports and findings.
Candidate Info
3
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
BS
Ecology
Resource Management
Research
6

Ecologist

  • Participated in implementing environmental protection plan for gopher tortoises, nesting bird conservation, and wetland delineations from the Alabama border to central Florida.
  • Used knowledge of gopher tortoise burrow construction, bird species identification (by both sight and sound), and wetland versus upland plant species to complete survey projects
  • Completed silt fence and material removal post project assuring minimal impact on gopher tortoise habitat and other wildlife
  • Worked independently and with colleague teams on multiple projects, showing my abilities to make decisions and execute tasks on my own and take direction from coworkers to complete assigned tasks
Candidate Info
5
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BS
Zoology
Wildlife Conservation Ecology
7

Applied Ecologist II

  • Project Manager for the Sandy Creek / Black River Watershed project. This project involved coordinating a multidisciplinary team for GIS landscape analysis as well as field work and documentation of the biodiversity of Sandy Creek watershed of the Tug Hill region, NY.
  • Participated as a team member in other program projects including: vernal pool survey, Adirondack Finch-Pruyn easement property assessment, and NYS Department of Transportation Long Island natural community re-mapping.
  • Coordinated multidisciplinary teams for grant writing and project reports to insure timely submittal of all materials.
  • Served as mentor to high school student volunteers. Arranged meaningful conservation biology field experiences for students interested in pursuing a career in the natural sciences.
Candidate Info
65
years in
workforce
9
years
at this job
BA
Biology
MS
Botany / Ecology
Education
8

Project Ecologist

  • Part of a team tasked with relocating over 400,000 freshwater mussels (including federal and state endangered mussels) in the Upper-Mississippi River due to the construction of a new I-74 bridge
  • Responsible for species identification, sorting into relocation groups, measurements (height/length/width), sex and age determination, PIT tagging, data recording, and relocation (boat operation)
  • Contributing to safety and quality control meetings in order to ensure efficient and best practices
  • Focused on preservation and conservation of aquatic biodiversity and freshwater ecosystems
Candidate Info
9
years in
workforce
3
months
at this job
BS
Environmental Engineering
MS
Nature Conservation
9

Restoration Ecologist

  • Identified and removed invasive species of plants.
  • Researched and reintroduced native species of plants.
  • Collaborated with team members to set daily goals.
  • Worked outdoors in all but the most severe weather conditions.
Candidate Info
2
years in
workforce
4
months
at this job
AA
Associate of Arts
BA
Environmental Studies
10

Restoration Ecologist

  • Evaluate field sites for species composition and take appropriate action to maintain specified areas in an appropriate manner
  • Create and preserve natural native habitat in areas such as woodlands, wetlands, prairie, savannah, etc.
  • Use maintenance techniques that eliminate invasive species as thoroughly as possible but while always keeping the health of the environment at highest importance as well as preserving the integrity of native species
  • Knowledge of a wide variety of habitat restoration, habitat construction, and invasive species removal techniques
  • Ability to keep detailed notes and reports as to what maintenance or restoration practices were performed
  • Safely use a wide variety of hand tools and heavy equipment such as a tractor and skid loader with various attachments
  • Use independent critical thinking as well as consulting fellow employees to create constructive and efficient solutions
  • Frequently consult with supervisor and contractor to ensure that all responsibilities are fulfilled and deadlines met
  • Take care of and organize all equipment and tools on a daily basis
Candidate Info
2
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
BS
Interpretive Biology And Natural History

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