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All about Botanists
Transcript of All about Botanists
Gregor Mendal lived from 1822- 1884. He experimented with pea's plants and learn how genes are passed down from parents.
Ynes Enriquetta Julieta Mexia was a plant collector. She collected over 145000 species of plants in 13 years and discovered 500 new types of plants. In 1929, Mexia was on a trip to South America and was trapped in a gorge 600 meters deep with several others, over the three months, she was trapped, she collected many rare plants.
What are Botanists?
How to be a Botanist
How Botanists Help Us
Botanists are important to humans as they are one of the many steps in different studies. Medicine is a major one because many medicines come from plants and must be studied by Botanists if they are safe to use or
be used. Botanists also study plants, whether commonly found plants like spinach are harmful (you wish), or about revolutionary new plants and their health benefits, like kale. Botanists even participate in the study of building materials like wood and types of concrete that use plant materials.
Botanists do not only study plants but provide knowledge on parks and forests. This helps us to conserve the environment and it's resources.
Different types of Botanists
Botanical gardens and Arboretums employ these kinds of Botanists to keep records of plants, track water consumption, and conduct experiments that research if plants are suitable to other climates. Their average pay is $70,794 a year.
Biotechnology is the use of organic matter or life and incorporate it into technology. Biotechnology involves cloning and GMO (Genetically modified organisms). Biotechnology involves pharmaceutical, agribusiness and artificial food. Their average pay is $90,000 per year.
These botanists study logging and the average health of forests (i.e. National Park Service). They are the ones who can change logging and forest recreation policies. They make $57,420 a year.
Ethnobotanists are the botanists that study the relationships between plants and humans. They conduct research on religious use of plants, use as food and medicine and even textiles. You require a doctorate in anthropology to be an enthobotanist. They make an average of $79,670 a year.
All About Botanists
A botanist studies all plant life. Botanist work outside to improve the Earth. They can study how pollution effects plants and even grow plants from a single cell. Botanist work in gardens, arboretums, herbariums, zoos', and germplasm resource laboratories.
To become a botanist you must participate in English, mathematics, chemistry, physics, arts and humanities, social sciences, and biological sciences. You must get your bachelor degree in botany and have good computer and communication skills. It's best to have a summer job or internship with educational institutions, governmental agencies, or private companies and participate in camping and photography. Once you are in high school, take college prep classes for biology, geography, mathematics, English, history, and foreign languages.