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Zoologists


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    • Animal biologists
    • Wildlife biologists
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    • found: Lillywhite, H.B. How snakes work, 2014:p. 4 of cover (an indispensable asset to professional zoologists)
    • found: Dictionary of occupational titles, via WWW, Apr. 12, 2016(Zoologist. Studies origin, interrelationships, classification, life histories, habits, life processes, diseases, relation to environment, growth and development, genetics, and distribution of animals: Studies animals in natural habitat and collects specimens for laboratory study. Dissects and examines specimens under microscope and uses chemicals and various types of scientific equipment to carry out experimental studies. Prepares collections of preserved specimens or microscopic slides for such purposes as identification of species, study of species development, and study of animal diseases. May raise specimens for experimental purposes. May specialize in one aspect of animal study, such as functioning of animal as an organism, or development of organism from egg to embryo stage. May specialize in study of reptiles, frogs, and salamanders and be designated Herpetologist; of fish and fishlike forms and be designated Ichthyologist; of sponges, jellyfish, and protozoa and be designated Invertebrate Zoologist; of birds and be designated Ornithologist; of mammals and be designated Mammalogist. May study animals for purposes of identification and classification and be designated Animal Taxonomist; or study effects of environment on animals and be designated Animal Ecologist. ONET crosswalk: Zoologists)
    • found: Occupational Information Network, via WWW, Apr. 12, 2016(Zoologists. Definition: Research or study origin, behavior, diseases, life processes, and distribution of animals)
    • found: Merriam-Webster dictionary online, Apr. 12, 2016(zoology: a branch of biology concerned with the classification and the properties and vital phenomena of animals; --zoologist noun)
    • found: Robertson, T. What is an animal biologist?, via Houston chronicle website, viewed on Apr. 13, 2016(An animal biologist is a person who specializes in researching and analyzing the habitats and characteristics of particular animals. For example, a typical animal biologist will study all aspects of an animal's life such as its origin, environment, population, behaviors, health and life cycle. Animal biologists are also commonly referred to as zoologists and wildlife biologists)
    • found: Become an animal biologist: education and career information, via Study.com website, Apr. 13, 2016(Animal biologists study the habitats, histories and current issues of different animal groups. These professionals are also known as wildlife biologists or zoologists. They are responsible for studying animals, collecting data and making presentations on their findings. Animal biologists work in academic institutions, zoos, government agencies, non-profit organizations, environmental consulting firms and museums)
    • found: Bioscience careers website, Apr. 13, 2016:Zoologist (Zoologists are life scientists who study animals, observing them in the laboratory and in their natural habitat. They study the origin and development of species as well as their habits, behaviors and interactions. Zoologists, who also research the development of animal diseases, sometimes known as animal scientists or animal biologists because zoology is the branch of biology that deals with the animal kingdom)
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