A scientist who studies plants is called a botanist. Also called plant biologists, botanists study diverse plant life ranging from small microorganisms to giant trees. As experts in the field of botany, botanists are wel... More » Science Biology

Scientists are people who use research and experiments to learn more about the natural world. Scientists use scientific methods to derive knowledge systematically, performing repeatable experiments to ensure that their c... More » Business & Finance Careers

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