Zoology, More than just animals!

Ever since i started high school I knew what i wanted to be, a zoologist. Zoology is the study of animals, which can be seperated into animal behaviour, animal physiology, animal biosciences, animal anatomy etc. I’ve always felt a strong connection to animals and i’m pretty sure i can communicate to them although people don’t believe it. Depending on your career, a zoologist’s day-to-day work can vary from being out in the wild, to conducting tests in a lab. But no matter the job, the things we learned in our interdisciplinary studies class will be extremely helpful and crucial to the success of a zoologist.

Zoologist: What Is It? and How to Become One?
zoologist taking care of his monkeys. https://www.ziprecruiter.com/Career/Zoologist/What-Is-How-to-Become

Although it is the best part of the job, being with animals and taking care of not the only thing this career requires. Zoology requires amount of research and documentation. This aspect can be enhanced and done so much easier with the skills we learned in our interdisciplinary course. Using key words for doing research on the web could make all the difference. For example, instead of searching « effects of DDT on birds. » it would be way more helpful to search « effects of DDT on Ravens in Minnesota. » to get more precise and raven-specific information. Even a search like: « DDT » AND « ravens » AND « Minnesota » would be extremely helpful to reduce the amount of useless sources and sites you get from google or whatever engine you use.

Since there are so many different types and categories of animals, creating collections in an application like mendeley would make it easier to get to whatever information you need easier. For example, you could make a « mammal », a « reptile », a « bird » collection etc.

These skilled could also be implemented into the publishment of an article or research paper. When writing a document (especially the title) a zoologist needs to use the write choice of words so that a student or another researcher may find it easier while using certain key words.

To summarize, it is crucial for zoologists so have advanced research and documentation skills. In fact, the same goes for almost any scientific career. Because most of science is just observation, research, and documentation. So the skills and strategies we learned in IDP are very valuable in a career like zoology.

4 réflexions au sujet de “Zoology, More than just animals!”

  1. Hi Jackson! This blog of yours was very educational, I’ve never really considered that the skills and strategies we’ve learned in IDP, like Mendeley, could be used outside of school. Now that you mention it though, I totally see it. All jobs that require research and documentation skills (like a zoologist or any other science-based job) would need effective research skills that include short cuts and precision techniques to find results more effectively. Knowing that you aspire to be a zoologist, do you see yourself using the research tools you mentioned once you become a zoologist? In class we’ve also learned to combine different subjects together when studying a topic. What other fields or subjects could be paired with zoology in order to construct the best zoologist possible?

  2. Yo waddup Jackson, zoology at surface level is a fun and interesting job to have but I really like how you strayed away from people’s expectation of the job by talking about documentation. When people think zoology, I’m sure they just think about spending time with animals which sounds too good to be a job so I like how you made it abundantly clear that it’s more than just that. I really liked your example of the syntax and your explanation on how narrowing your search can provide you with infinitely better results. Aside from 1 or 2 grammar mistakes I spotted, overall this was a solid blog.

  3. This article was a pleasant read! After finishing up your text, I read the comments because I love to snoop! I really agree with Parker when he talks about how he liked the fact that you deviated from the stereotypical « I want to work in zoology to hang around animals, » and went into detail with what the job entails. It’s obvious that you’re well versed in what zoology is as a job, so props for that. You also provided some really solid examples of narrowing your research to aid you in this domain.

    However, there’s a lot of what seems like typos in your text and some confusing sentence structure. Make sure to re-read the things you write to make sure they’re concise and to the point, not to mention grammatically correct!

    Anyway, overall, this was very insightful, especially since I didn’t know much about zoology prior to reading your post, so thank you for writing this. You have some great ideas and topics, just remember to look over what you write and stay concise! I’m looking forward to your next post!

  4. Hey Jackson,
    I’m pretty every kid wanted to be a zoologist at some point in their lives. I mean, who wouldn’t want to be around animals all day long. But I like how you really explained why you want to enter this field and what a zoologist does all day. A nice thing about this blog is that it shows what we learn from school and how you can use it during work. I never knew that so much research was required for this, but it’s interesting to see how you can use Boolean operators to improve the efficiency of your research. In the future, you should try to avoid a few spelling mistakes and improve your writing structure. Overall, this is a very interesting blog that shows how the things we learn in school can help our post-secondary studies.

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