An ecologist is someone who studies the interactions of animals, plants and people and the environment in which they live. Ecologists ask questions like, how do populations vary; how do they fluctuate and what forces make populations go up and down? They also ask, how do different species interact with one another; what species eat each other and which species provide habitat for other species? They ask, how does the natural world interact as whole systems of organisms? Ecologists can work for environmental organizations like the Nature Conservancy. They can work for the government, museums, zoos and aquariums. Ecologists may include farmers, permaculturists, artists, marine biologists, photographers, community organizers and teachers. An ecologist can be someone in any profession who cares deeply about how to be beneficial to the environment. What's cool about ecologist is that they often get to work outdoors. One of my favorite ecologists I know is my dad because as a landscaper and gardener he has planted thousands of plants. He recycles, reuses and does not use chemicals.
Why Roger Herrera Tapia is an Ecologist
by Eli Katz
Roger is someone who comes to our school and teaches us about water conservation. He is an ecologist because he is an activist in our region of Baja, working to conserve clean water. He works for an organization called Water Keepers. He studies the water mantle and educates about how trash pollutes teh water table. He teaches students like us about water conservation and about recycling. In his own life, Roger recycles at home; he picks up trash; and he conserves water, using as little as possible. He wants people to use less water in general. These actions make Roger an ecologist.