Now published: CJS Focus on Careers in Ecology & Biodiversity in association CIEEM

Details of the articles in this edition:

Careers in the Ecology and Environmental Sector – The lead article from CIEEM investigates the different careers in the sector.

So you want to be an ecologist? – Richard Dodd at the Ecology Academy asks the question and goes on to explain the various roles and also what companies are looking for in an early career ecologist.

A Day in the Life of an Ecologist – namely James Fielding, Ecological Surveyor with Arbtech Consulting Ltd. Working in an entry-level role, most of James’ days are spent conducting ecological surveys.

Flying Solo – A Year in the Making – Just over a year ago Emily Macfarlan set up as a freelance ecologist. Trading as Eco-Habitat Ltd the time has exceeded her expectations but has also come with anticipated and unforeseen challenges. 

Born to be Wild – the skills you need to work in conservation and biodiversity – Sue Searle at Ecology Training UK departs a wealth of information about how you can build your skills set and secure a paid position in the ecology sector. 

Life on the Edge – Working for Nature and Well-being in Outer London – the work of Biodiversity Officer at Harrow Council, Steve Whitbread is highlighted along with what’s involved in the Council’s activities around biodiversity

A closer look at the life of an early career ecologist – Julia Kozlowska achieved her goal of being offered a permanent, full-time position as an ecologist at the start of the year. She tells us all about the experience and also provides some tips for getting your first ecology job.

Day in the Life of an Ecologist – in our second look at the job of an ecologist we find out what Laura Thompson gets up to in her role with Total Ecology – overall a day is usually fun, stressful if I’m to be honest and very variable and she wouldn’t have it any other way! 

Careers in Ecology & Biodiversity: What can you do to progress your career? – Amy Padfield at the British Ecological Society goes through some great methods you can use to progress in your ecological career. 

This edition also contains some jobs in ecology. 

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