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Conservation Geneticist

A Variety Of Career Directions, Becoming A Conservation Biologist

A career path in conservation biology can be taken in many different directions, many of which are not centered around genetics. In general, the science of conservation biology draws upon many traditional academic disciplines, combining them in a science dedicated to maintaining Earth's biodiversity. In recent years, however, genetics has taken on an increasingly important role in the field, for a genetic approach can be used to address questions concerning conservation of populations, species, and their habitats.

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