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Ecologist CV Template + Tips and Download

author Sobhan Mohmand, Career Expert         date 6 Apr 2021

Tip: Use the Ecologist CV Template below as an example to help you write your own personal and fully-tailored CV.

Nathan Mackenzie

22 Albertson Street
HA31 8TP
Mob: 079 3455 6454       Email: [email protected]

Personal profile statement

I am a dedicated, hard working highly skilled Ecologist with extensive experience in, and enthusiasm for, carrying out fieldwork. In my current job, my key duties include conducting surveys of protected habitats, classifying species, environmental monitoring and writing scientific reports. I have always been passionate about ecology, and I possess an in-depth knowledge of ecosystems and specialise in amphibious organisms. I always endeavour to conduct my research in a manner that respects the environment and the organisms that inhabit it.


  • First class degree in Ecology and Environment from Liverpool University
  • Over two years practical experience working as an ecologist in an academic institution
  • Actively involved in a range of conservation projects and environmental charity work


2010 – 2013BSc Ecology and EnvironmentLiverpool UniversityGrade achieved: [1:1]

Relevant Modules:

  • Habitat and Species Conservation (77%)
  • Climate Change (68%)
  • Marine Biology (74%)
  • Environmental Sustainability (69%)
  • Individual Project (72%)

2008 – 2010
Results: Biology: A Chemistry: B Sociology: B
A LevelsLiverpool College
2002 – 2008
Results: 11 GCSEs at Grades A*- C, including Maths and English.
GCSEsLiverpool Academy

Work experience

Jan 2014 – PresentEcologist         Liverpool University

Main duties performed:

  • Travelling to multiple sites across east England and Scotland
  • Working long unsociable hours in remote areas across the country
  • Conducting fieldwork and surveys to document the number and spread of various species, according to tested ecological sampling techniques
  • Analysing ecological data using specialist computer software, writing various types of scientific reports and advising on conservation efforts
  • Surveying of protected species, including bats, birds, mammals and reptiles
  • Identifying and categorising organisms according to a taxonomy
  • Conducting ecological research for academic journals
  • Collecting and interpreting data from sites of potential development
  • Advising on environmental regulations and legal matters
  • Giving advice to the public regarding environmental issues
  • Writing client reports outlining survey findings and recommendations
  • Regularly liaising with local councils, landowners, NGOs and clients
  • Ensuring that all team members are adequately trained and supported

Sept 2012 – Nov 2013Environmental Consultant       The Green Project

Main duties performed:

  • Assessed the environmental impact and sustainability of new development projects
  • Carried out field research and surveys to collect ecological data on pollution levels
  • Analysed field data and interpreted results to assess the environmental impact of new developments
  • Assessed the environmental impact of previous developments on sites of interest to clients
  • Liaised with clients to advise on land purchases and conservation efforts
  • Advised on environmental law and local government regulations


  • CIEH Level 3 Award in Environmental Management
  • Acorn Great Crested Newt Ecology and Surveying course (1 day)


  • Excellent communication skills with an ability to liaise effectively with clients, local councils and the wider public
  • Advanced IT skills, demonstrated in familiarity with a range of specialist software, equipment and data analysis tools
  • In-depth knowledge of amphibious species in addition to a comprehensive understanding of environmental law
  • Highly committed, reflected in a passion for conservation and habitat maintenance
  • A natural leader, demonstrated in the ability to oversee research projects and work effectively as the head of a team
  • Strong management skills, comfortable organising large-scale fieldwork projects and ecological surveys

Hobbies and interests

In my spare time, I am actively engaged in some conservation projects, and I regularly volunteer for environmental charity campaigns and fundraising events. In addition to my professional academic research, I also write a number of articles for an environmental blog which currently receives 10.000 visitors a month.


Mr Jack Flanders
Senior Ecologist, Liverpool University
Address: 7 Field Rd, Dorset, DK8 7DU
Tel: 0753 6573 8953
Email: [email protected]
Mr Omar Khaleel
Director, the Green Project
Address: 9 Crib St, Leeds, L70 3KL
Tel: 0745 6753 7975
Email: [email protected]

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  • Practical experience: Securing a job as an Ecologist requires one to have some level of previous work experience in the field. Work experience, in this context, is not restricted to just fieldwork or collecting samples but it also includes sitting at your desk and analysing data, reading journals to research certain topics and writing scientific reports. It is, therefore, recommended that your CV should contain many real-world examples of these types of activities to demonstrate that you have what it takes to be successful at this job.

Good Luck!

Written by Sobhan Mohmand
Sobhan is a qualified Careers Advisor and Professional CV Writer with over 10 years of experience in helping job seekers get a job. He is a Member of the Careers Development Institute (CDI) and is listed on the official UK Register of Career Development Professionals. He holds a Level 6 Diploma in Career Guidance and Development (QCF).


    £20.000 – £40.000
    Degree and Relevant Work Experience
    37+ hours per week


  • Scientific Method
    Possessing strong knowledge of science and the scientific methods
  • Writing Skills
    Excellent writing skills to write clear and concise scientific reports
  • Observation Skills
    Excellent observation skills when carrying out fieldwork
  • Computing Skills
    Using a computer to record, amend, analyse or retrieve data and information
  • Analytical Skills
    Having a logical and analytical approach to investigations
  • Research
    Ability to search and examine a matter in a focused manner

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