A plant ecologist studies the distribution and abundance of plants, the effects of environmental factors upon the abundance of plants, and the interactions among and between plants and other organisms.
The minimum education requirement is a Bachelor's degree.
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 plant ecologist was $51,367, according to PayScale.com. For more information, visit Study.com's Plant Ecologist Profile.
PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AND ASSOCIATIONS
- American Society for Horticultural Science
- Ecological Society of America
- International Association for Ecology
- Society for Ecological Restoration
- Society for Urban Ecology
VIDEOS AND TESTIMONIALS
Learn about wildfire interactions from research ecologist, Dr. Karin Riley of the Rocky Mountain Research Station.