· After completing Class 11-12 Physics, Chemistry, and Biology along with any other subject as per scheme of studies you can go for:
Ecologist’s study and research about how various living organisms (which includes animals, plants and microorganisms) interact among themselves and with their habitat and environments they live in. As an ecologist you would be examining the interactions among the organisms; the factors that affect and change their behaviour; their rate of survival; how they evolve over a set period of time and how their developmental growth is affected due to external and internal factors.
So as an Ecologist you would study how these organisms complete their life process, how they interact with the environment they live in along with other species, and how they adapt to new climatic conditions; new environments and foreign species. You would also study and research about the origin of foreign species, how they grew in a specific environment and how would they react or interact with other native species.
Your job would not only be limited to research and study about the existing species or organisms but you would also indulge your time in studying and researching about hypothetical climatic conditions that would influence behaviour change in the particular species (this would happen in cases where you have reached expert level of experience as an Ecologist).
As an Ecologist, you would study a range of aspects of organisms or species, examine what their food sources are, how they reproduce, what are their natural characteristics, who are their hunters or predators and how they interact with other species and the species from a foreign community, etc. You would study and research about these aspects of humans, varied animals, plants as well as micro-organisms.
Ecologists can be teachers or research scientists. They can work for environmental organizations like The Nature Conservancy or for the government. They may work at museums, zoos and aquariums. One cool thing about being an ecologist is that you get to spend time working outside.