How to become a botanist

Are you fascinated by the secret lives of plants? Would you like to study the building blocks of most of the planet’s ecosystems, from microscopic algae to towering trees? Find out how to become a botanist and start your wild career!

As a botanist, you could help conserve, restore and enhance species and special sites; inform environmentally sustainable development; provide food and other human resources sustainably; control invasive species; and help others appreciate plants.

Whether you’re a budding botanist, career switcher or simply exploring potential career paths, this guide will help you understand what botanists do, and how you could become one.

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