A plant geographer studies and records the spatial distributions of plants and vegetation and of the environmental relationships which may influence these distributions. Plant geography (or certain aspects of it) is also known as phytogeography, phytochorology, geobotany, geographical botany, or vegetation science.
The minimum education requirement is a Bachelor's degree. Additional degrees may be required for advanced positions.
WHERE TO STUDY
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In August 2020, the median yearly salary for a plant geographer was $56,099, according to ZipRecruiter.com. For more information, visit Zip Recruiter's geographer page.
PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AND ASSOCIATIONS
- American Geographical Society
- American Society for Horticultural Science
- Association of American Geographers
VIDEOS AND TESTIMONIALS
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