Aquatic Botanist

An aquatic botanist researches the structure, function, dynamics, and classification of plant-dominated aquatic communities and ecosystems, as well as molecular, biochemical, and physiological aspects of aquatic plants.

TRAINING/EDUCATION NEEDED

The minimum education requirement is a Bachelor's degree, Master's and Doctoral degrees are required for advanced positions.

WHERE TO STUDY

For 2- and 4-year college and university programs across the country, visit our Where to Study page.

SALARY EXPECTATIONS

In September 2019, the median yearly salary for a botanist was $67,868, according to Salary.com. For more information, visit Study.com's Aquatic Botanist Profile.

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AND ASSOCIATIONS

VIDEOS AND TESTIMONIALS

Watch members of Lane Lab of the Univerisity of Rhode Island collect algae.