Biologists analyze living organisms, and they may work in a number of settings. For example, they may work at a university conducting research or they might conduct research to aid with a company's industrial efforts. This work is generally indoors in a laboratory setting, although field work may be required for tasks such as mapping land, gathering samples from the land and water, and assisting with surveying. Travel is sometimes be required to monitor sites away from the office. Research projects and presentations may also require leaving for a week or so at a time.
Inform public, state, and federal representatives and agencies of test results.
Determine environmental effects of land and water use.
Conduct and analyze plant and animal biological data about relationships between organisms and their environment.
Prepare environmental impact reports.