soil scientist


 Soil scientists research and study the scientific discipline concerning soil. They advise on how to improve soil quality to support nature, food production or human infrastructure using surveying techniques, irrigation techniques and erosion reduction measures. They make sure to conserve and restore land suffering from intense farming or human interaction.

Alternative label

  • soil analyst

  • lead senior soil scientist

  • acidity tester

  • soil wetland scientist

  • soil technician

  • soil biologist

  • senior soil scientist

  • soil testing technician

  • soil biology specialist

Regulatory aspect

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Essential skills and competences

Essential Knowledge

Optional skills and competences

Optional Knowledge



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