A wildlife biologist is a scientist who studies the behavior, ecology, physiology, and genetics of wildlife, including their interactions with other species and their environment. Wildlife biologists work to protect and conserve wildlife populations, habitats, and ecosystems. They may also conduct research to understand the impacts of human activities on wildlife and develop strategies to mitigate those impacts. Wildlife biologists may work in a variety of settings, including government agencies, non-profit organizations, consulting firms, and academic institutions. Some may specialize in a particular species or group of species, such as birds, mammals, or reptiles, while others may focus on broader ecological issues.