Ecosystem modeller

Average Salary
£27,560
Job Forecast
-1%
Currently Employed in Scotland
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What is a Ecosystem modeller

Use advanced computer models to understand how to better manage and protect our environment. Your models could allow organisations to become more environmentally-friendly, protecting the planet on which we live.

In this role, you could be working in conservation, environmental health and protection, climate science and many other key environmental sectors.

Top 3 job tasks:

  • Processing, collecting and interpreting biological and physical data.
  • Building predictive models that deliver highly accurate results.
  • Reporting on the likely impacts of a change to an environmental system.

Getting in and Qualifications

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While becoming an Ecosystem Modeller normally requires higher level of educational study, there are a number of possible routes to gain this experience.

Useful subjects:

  • Biology
  • Statistics
  • Computer Science

Entry requirements for courses can change. Always contact the college, university or training provider to check exactly what you will need.

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One option to pursue a career as an Ecosystem Modeller is to gain practical hands-on experience with an apprenticeship. Modern and Graduate Apprenticeships provide a qualification alongside real work experience which can stand out on a job application.

Higher education at degree, masters or PhD level is often required in one of the following subjects:

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Climate Studies/Meteorology
  • Marine Biology

Membership of an industry organisation can be a valuable way to build contacts within the industry and land a suitable role.

Royal Statistical Society - industry membership for statisticians.