— Franklin D. Roosevelt
Anything that involves whole organisms and the living and non-living things around them involves ecology. Whether they investigate urban, suburban, rural, forest, desert, farm, fresh water, estuarine, or marine environments, ecologists help us understand the connections between organisms and their environment.
Who is an Ecologist?
Ecologists are scientists who study the relationships between plants, animals, and their environments. They do research in field of environment and help others to understand and appreciate the natural world they live in and depend on. For example: an ecologist will study the impact of making a dam on the adjoining forest and its flora and fauna or Impact of factory discharge on a river ecosystem. Through research and studies they give reports which the government and other related agencies utilize for decision making and implementation. Some of them also teach and advise students and local or other government agencies. Ecologists also do impact analysis while the project is going on or alter to assess the damage done to the ecology. They oversee the actions that may change the environment. Ecologists help the corporate and government agencies to work in such a manner that natural resources can be managed and environment can be protected.