Environmental Scientist

Environmental Scientist

Environmental Scientists study, develop, implement and advise on policies and plans for managing and protecting the environment, flora, fauna and other natural resources.

Environmental Scientist

Job Demand: High

Average weekly wage: $1,541

Where you could work:

  • Government                                        Department of Environment
  • Research                                              Griffith University, Natura Pacific
  • Environmental Companies                  Natura Pacific, National Trust, Urbis

Environmental Scientist do the following tasks:

  • Evaluating habitat, wildlife and fisheries needs, and formulating short and long-term management goals and objectives
  • Enforcing laws and regulations to conserve and protect fish and wildlife
  • Carrying out environmental impact assessments for a wide range of development projects
  • Proposing solutions to address the negative environmental impact
  • Studying the effects of factors, such as terrain, altitude, climatic and environmental change, sources of nutrition, predators and the impacts of humans, on animal and plant life
  • Studying and analysing pollution, atmospheric conditions, demographic characteristics, ecology, mineral, soil and water samples
  • Developing conservation and management policies for biological resources, such as fish populations and forests, and establishing standards and developing approaches for the control of pollution and the rehabilitation of areas disturbed by activities such as mining, timber felling and overgrazing
  • Implementing policies and organising activities in designated parks and other areas to conserve and protect natural and cultural heritage
  • Participating in management planning by providing environmental information and making inventories of plants, animals and items of cultural and heritage significance