Biologist (2121)

Biologists conduct research to learn more about living organisms and ecosystems, manage natural resources, and develop new practices and products in such diverse fields as environmental conservation, medicine, pharmacology, forestry, forensics, nanotechnology, biosynthesis and pest control. (alis)

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Information for foreign-trained biologists, microbiologists and related scientists - information for foreign-trained biologists and other related scientists

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Date modified: October 11, 2019