Careers in Horticulture and Botany (VGM Professional Careers by Jerry Garner

By Jerry Garner

Describes profession paths, occupational outlook, and academic standards for jobs within the components of horticulture and botony.

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In addition to attempting to inventory the earth's plant resources, plant taxonomists also identify new plant species previously unknown to the field. Such discoveries and identifications may potentially lead to the identification of new food crops or new drugs which can cure or treat human diseases. In addition, the work of plant taxonomists may also produce a new source of plant genes. The identification of new gene sources may ultimately improve the survival of endangered plant life. By using the discoveries of plant taxonomists, plant geneticists may be able to make endangered plant species stronger and more resistant to predators.

Pteridologists study all aspects of fern biology. For People Interested in Artistic Uses of Plants People who find the artistic use of plant forms and color interesting may enjoy a number of occupational fields in ornamental horticulture. Some of these fields include landscape design, interior landscape design, and floral design. They are discussed in detail later in this book. Page 19 Salaries and Other Benefits Salaries for botanists depend on the level of education and specialization of the individual, the geographic area of employment and the economy of that area, and whether the botanist is employed in the private sector or by a government agency.

No part of this book may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without the prior permission of NTC/Contemporary Publishing Group, Inc. Printed in the United States of America International Standard Book Number: 0-8442-4458-9 (cloth) 0-8442-4459-7 (paper) 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 Page iii Contents About the AuthorvAcknowledgmentsvi1. Introduction1 About This Book An Overview of Botany and Horticulture.

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