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  Biologist - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A biologist is a scientist devoted to and producing results in biology through the study of organisms.
Biologists involved in basic research attempt to discover underlying mechanisms that govern how organisms work.
Biologists involved in applied research attempt to develop or improve medical, industrial or agricultural processes.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Biologist   (190 words)

 Biology - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
While botany encompasses the study of plants, zoology is the branch of science that is concerned about the study of animals and anthropology is the branch of biology to study human beings.
Biologists organize and analyze evolutionary relationships through various methods, including phylogenetics, phenetics, and cladistics (The major events in the evolution of life, as biologists currently understand them, are summarized on this evolutionary timeline).
Biologists generally regard the universality of the genetic code as definitive evidence in favor of the theory of universal common descent (UCD) for all bacteria, archaea, and eukaryotes (see: origin of life).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Biology   (2857 words)

 Evolution is a Fact and a Theory
Biologists consider the existence of biological evolution to be a fact.
However, biologists readily admit that they are less certain of the exact mechanism of evolution; there are several theories of the mechanism of evolution.
No biologist today would think of submitting a paper entitled "New evidence for evolution;" it simply has not been an issue for a century.
www.talkorigins.org /faqs/evolution-fact.html   (2065 words)

 Review of Biologists Under Hitler
Of the 337 biologists active in 1933 (the remainder of the sample entered the profession later), Germany lost forty-five to expulsion (13 percent), and thirty thanks to the Nuremberg Laws.
Deichmann provides additional perspective by investigating the expelled biologists' research against the contemporary state of the field, and shows that the qualitative loss was great despite the low number of dismissals.
Among the biologists who remained in Germany, 53.2 percent of the sample joined the Nazi Party, a number lower than in the medical field, but comparable to that of psychology.
www.ess.uwe.ac.uk /genocide/reviewstr18.htm   (955 words)

 USATODAY.com - Biologists trap wolverine, attach radio collar for pilot study   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Biologists are hoping to learn more about the habits and range of the elusive creatures known for their ferocious nature.
Biologists caught their first one just over a week ago in a subalpine forest northwest of Mazama in north-central Washington.
While she was tranquilized, biologists weighed Melanie and punched in an ear-tag, keeping part of the skin for a DNA sample.
www.usatoday.com /tech/science/2006-02-22-wolverine-radio_x.htm   (546 words)

 Biological scientists
Marine biologists sometimes are mistakenly called oceanographers, but oceanography is the study of the physical characteristics of oceans and the ocean floor.
Zoologists and wildlife biologists also may collect and analyze biological data to determine the environmental effects of current and potential use of land and water areas.
Almost all marine biologists who do basic research have a Ph.D. Biological scientists are less likely to lose their jobs during recessions than are those in many other occupations because many are employed on long-term research projects.
www.bls.gov /oco/ocos047.htm   (3160 words)

 perl.com: Data Munging for Non-Programming Biologists
Experimental biologists increasingly face large sets of large files in often-incompatible formats, which they need to filter, reformat, merge, and otherwise munge (definition 3).
Other common solutions, such as teaching biologists Perl or creating graphical workflow managers, didn't seem to fully address the data manipulation problem especially for occasional users, who won't be munging every day.
Keeping the biologist in the loop this way gives him the best chance of applying the relevant data and algorithms to answer the right questions.
perl.com /pub/a/2005/10/20/scriptome.html?...+Biologists   (1013 words)

 2121 Biologists and Related Scientists   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Biologists and related scientists conduct basic and applied research to extend knowledge of living organisms, to manage natural resources, and to develop new practices and products related to medicine and agriculture.
Biologists and related scientists may specialize at the macroscopic level, in fields such as botany, zoology, ecology and marine biology or, at the cellular and molecular level, in fields such as genetics, immunology, pharmacology, toxicology, physiology, pathology, bacteriology and virology.
A bachelor's degree in biology or in a related discipline is required for biologists.
www23.hrdc-drhc.gc.ca /2001/e/groups/2121.shtml   (342 words)

 Career: Biologists   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Biologists study plants, animals, and the environments they live in.
Biologists study the life processes, behaviors, diseases, and structure of life forms.
Biologists with master's or doctoral degrees may teach at colleges or university.
www.iseek.org /sv/13000.jsp?id=100254   (397 words)

 U.S. official overrules biologists on salmon - Environment - MSNBC.com
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Federal biologists evaluating the effects of shifting millions of gallons of water to Southern California from rivers in the north were ordered by their superiors to revise a conclusion that the plan would hurt endangered salmon, a newspaper reported Saturday.
Biologists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration initially found that the water project would harm fish in many rivers in Northern California, including salmon in the American River.
Agency biologists made some errors and “unsubstantiated conclusions” in their original draft, said James Lecky, an agency administrator in Long Beach who ordered the revisions.
www.msnbc.msn.com /id/6173363   (476 words)

 Profession Jokes - Biologists
Two biologists are in the field following the tracks of a radio-collared grizzly bear.
The first biologist starts taking off his heavy leather hiking boots and pulls a pair of sleek running shoes from his back-pack.
And when biologists think it is too complicated, they give the problem to the sociologists.
www.workjoke.com /projoke37.htm   (1427 words)

 Biologists   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
But most branches of biology -- for example, anatomy (the study of the structure of living things) and genetics (the study of heredity) -- apply to both plants and animals.
She wrote several books that reflect her lifelong interest in the life of the seas and the seashores.
Jewel Isadora Plummer Cobb (1924-...) is an African American biologist known for her research and her work to promote science education.
www.worldbook.com /features/wscimed/html/biologists.htm   (2920 words)

 Biologists - Uncyclopedia
Biologists are easy to tell from other scientists (see: chemist, physicist, geologist) because they have a tendency to keep pet mice that are bent on taking over the world.
In addition, biologists tend to wear glasses, collect dead insects, and abhor Michael Jackson.
Biologists have recently re-classed themselves as a different species following a recent biologist convention where they all noticed they had beards.
uncyclopedia.org /wiki/Biologists   (81 words)

 Biologists: Get with the program!
Computer scientists and biologists are getting accustomed to working together, but they still think of their respective disciplines as separate.
In the past, biologists and chemists made improvements in their laboratory methods, making dramatic leaps in understanding, but also enabling other scientists to discover new information based on the improved techniques.
The future of bioinformatics rests on the biologists, and even while they collaborate with computer experts, biologists will need to become computer experts to make dramatic discoveries in the life sciences.
pubs.acs.org /subscribe/journals/mdd/v05/i03/html/03felton.html   (2085 words)

 Gene Expression: Physicists vs. biologists - cognitive smackdown
We all know of the prestige attached to molecular biologists and all their sundry subdomains, biophysics, biochemistry, molecular genetics, etc. I would argue that the rise of genomics and yes, in silico methodologies, is going to revolutionize evolutionary biology, as the bedrock upon with theory and prediction are built upon becomes progressively firmer.
Two of the population biologists who invented 20th century theoretical genetics, R.A. Fisher and J.B.S. Haldane were trained in mathematics, not biology (Sewall Wright was trained as a biologist, he picked up his mathematics later).
Indeed, at the 800 score level in math, the raw number of biologists and physicists are almost equal - because while 4.9% of biologists scored 800, 26.4% of physicists did so.
scienceblogs.com /gnxp/2006/04/physicists_vs_biologists_cogni.php   (2828 words)

 Untitled Document
The 16th International Conference of the Egyptian- German Society for Zoology will be hosted in Suez Canal University, Faculty of Education, Egypt in the period of 5-9 March, 2006.
The 13th Conference for the Union of Arab Biologists will be held in Syria from 9-14 September, 2006 at Tiishreen University, Latakia.
It is a scienbtific society since 1991 for the Arab biologists to get aquainted and to discuss the problems that are of interest to the Arab world.
www.egsz.org   (157 words)

 Perl.com: Data Munging for Non-Programming Biologists
We're asking biologists to break a problem down into pieces--each of which is solvable using some set of tools--and then to string those tools together in the right order with the right parameters.
While many computational biologists focus on writing O(N) programs for sophisticated sequence analysis or gene expression studies, we're not ashamed to write glue instead; we solve the unglamorous problem of taking the output from their fancy programs and throwing it into tabular format, so that a biologist can study the results in Excel.
I'm all for that, of course, but experimental biologists need to spend much more of their time getting data (dissecting bee brains, say) than analyzing it, so they can't afford the time it takes to become programmers.
www.perl.com /lpt/a/2005/10/20/scriptome.html   (2789 words)

 the company of biologists limited
It is a leader in the field, its impact factor having risen steadily over the past decade.
JCS is of key interest to all cell biologists, molecular biologists and geneticists.
It plays a major role in increasing cross-fertilisation across specialisation boundaries, offering an approach to integrative biology at all levels, from the molecular to the whole animal.
www.biologists.com   (92 words)

Indeed, there are several reasons why the report should be required reading for everyone who is involved in teaching chemistry--and physics, math, and computer science--at the college and university level.
Nonetheless, a truism is that "much of modern biology has become increasingly chemical in character," the panel wrote, and the trend to using chemistry more in biomedical research will continue.
Breslow tells CandEN that the report has the best chance of having an impact if "the faculty in chemistry and biology departments meet together to discuss how best to accomplish the goals of the report." The report is available for free on the Web (http://www.nap.edu).
pubs.acs.org /cen/education/8039/8039education4.html   (759 words)

 PiscesTT: General information about an Aquacultural Marine Biologist
Marine biologists are responsible for many different tasks in the fisheries and aquaculture sector.
Many marine biologists work as consultants, selling their expertise to other companies and organisations.
In the daily operation of aquaculture plants, marine biologists use their competency to assess the well being of the farmed organisms, and to make the proper adjustments in the production process.
www.piscestt.com /pisces/careers/intromarinbiol_en.asp   (332 words)

 Researchers creating life from scratch - Science - MSNBC.com
So a new breed of biologists is attempting to bring order to the hit-and-miss chaos of genetic engineering by bringing to biotechnology the same engineering strategies used to build computers, bridges and buildings.
The idea is to separate cells into their fundamental components and then rebuild new organisms, a much more complex way of genetic engineering.
Already, synthetic biologists have created a polio virus and another smaller virus by stitching together individual genes purchased from biotechnology companies.
www.msnbc.msn.com /id/9005023   (459 words)

 Gene-function wiki would let biologists pool worldwide resources : Nature
After a microarray experiment or a BLAST search, hundreds or thousands of interesting gene names are revealed, but the average biologist has no clue as to the function of most of them.
Such a wiki would also be less susceptible to spam, as most users would be biologists.
A wiki on gene function, which utilizes the collective brain power of biologists around the world, would be an invaluable tool for biological sciences.
www.nature.com /nature/journal/v439/n7076/full/439534a.html   (392 words)

 Career: Marine Biologists   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Marine biologists study plant and animal life in oceans and coastal or inland waters connected to the sea.
Marine fisheries biologists study habitats, relationships between species, and changes in fish populations.
Marine biologists may prepare environmental impact statements or inspect fish handling procedures aboard processing ships.
www.iseek.org /sv/13000.jsp?id=120033   (75 words)

 AIBS Position Statements: AIBS Criticizes President's Statement on Intelligent Design
The majority of biologists utilize the theory of evolution in their work on a daily basis.
The scientific method requires generating hypotheses, testing the hypotheses with data, and drawing conclusions based on the data; this is the practice of scientists, including evolutionary biologists.
Intelligent design presumes complexity whose origins and pathways are not testable and that demand a "designer" to achieve.
www.aibs.org /position-statements/20050805_aibs_criticizes.html   (306 words)

 Fishery Biologists
The USGS employs fishery biologists at many locations throughout the United States.
These biologists are engaged in conducting studies and experiments related to fish populations, evaluating the impact of construction projects and other socio-economic activities that present potential or adverse effects on fishery resources.
They conduct census studies to identify the types and numbers of species in particular areas in aquatic habitats, and they study the life history, habitats, classification, and economic relations of aquatic organisms.
www.usgs.gov /ohr/student/learn/jobs/job-fish.html   (242 words)

 the company of biologists Ltd: Journal of Cell Science
Papers funded by older grants were published under an earlier licence, which does not permit this, and so these should not be deposited.
Any files that you upload cannot be read by anyone other than staff of The Company of Biologists and their appointed representatives.
This list is distributed by The Company of Biologists Limited, with the kind permission of Juergen Sasse, Ph.D. (Email: jsasse{at}msn.com).
jcs.biologists.org /misc/submissions.shtml   (1259 words)

 the company of biologists Ltd: Journal of Cell Science
JCS offers fellowships of up to US$4000 / £2500 to graduate students and post-docs wishing to make collaborative visits to other laboratories.
Each application is judged on the excellence of the candidate, and the importance and innovative quality of the work to be done.
Cambridge CB4 0DL, UK © The Company of Biologists Ltd 2006
jcs.biologists.org /misc/fellowships.shtml   (102 words)

 Accelrys: Molecular Biologists
Accelrys solutions for molecular biologists save time and money, and dramatically simplify the day-to-day analysis, documentation, and manipulation of DNA and protein sequences.
Our simple yet comprehensive point-and-click user interfaces enable everyday computing tasks, integrating all key functions for a consistent user experience.
You can directly perform analyses on the 'assembly'—there's no need to export to a different module and convert file formats.
www.accelrys.com /solutions/molbio   (279 words)

 Accelrys: Structural Biologists
Structural biologists need tools to help them solve more protein structures, faster.
Model building and refinement environment in a flexible new software environment—accessed via your PC, with calculations running on a choice of servers.
Accelrys offers the widest range of well-validated science available in commercial software tools for structural biologists.
www.accelrys.com /solutions/structbio   (384 words)

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