Plant Ecologist

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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.

TRAINING/EDUCATION NEEDED

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.

SALARY EXPECTATIONS

In December 2018, the median yearly salary for a plant ecologist ranged from $31,403 - $81,481, according to PayScale.com. For more information, visit Study.com's Plant Ecologist Profile.

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AND ASSOCIATIONS

VIDEOS AND TESTIMONIALS

Learn about wildfire interactions from research ecologist, Dr. Karin Riley of the Rocky Mountain Research Station.