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Ecosystem modeller

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Currently Employed in Scotland

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


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

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

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Climate Studies/Meteorology
  • Marine Biology

Another option is to gain practical hands-on experience with an apprenticeship. Apprenticeships provide a qualification alongside real work experience which can stand out on a job application.


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.

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