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.
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.
In May 2020, the median yearly salary for a botanist was $68,539, 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.