Wildlife biologists are scientists that specialize in the health, behavior, or role of an animal species or ecosystem. They are often trained to conduct health and population studies to monitor the conservation efforts of critical habitat and threatened species.
Wildlife biologist is an umbrella term, as most become specialized in one species or ecosystem. For instance, wildlife biologists who study birds are known as Ornithologists, while wildlife biologists who study sea life are known as Oceanographers.
Wildlife biologists often work in teams to monitor many species of plants and animals. Here in the Mojave desert, fragmentation, and loss of habitat and resources caused by invasive species, energy projects, housing development, water diversion, and agriculture projects have placed many species under conservation projects.