How to become a soil scientist
Get your hands dirty and work hard to understand the environment and soil conditions.
What does a soil scientist do?
Soil scientists focus on maintaining the overall health of soil by working to understand the environment, soil conditions and what is living within. Most soil scientists work involves studying the upper layer of the earths crust and working to understand the organisms that live in these upper layers.
Duties and tasks
- Conduct field studies, collect and evaluate data, and formulate reports on soil health and conditions
- Provide recommendations for general wildlife conservation and for ways to control soil pollution.
- Consult large organisations and government looking to maintain soil health and productivity.
- Find ways to protect the environment, reduce pollution and keep the soil healthy
- Study the chemical and biological makeup of soil.
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