Globally Responsible
Careers in STEM

Soil scientist

Soil scientists help to sustain biological infrastructures across the world through research and using their findings to solve problems. As a soil scientist you'll gather, interpret and evaluate information about the chemistry, biology and physics of soil. Using the information obtained from this analysis, you'll inform and influence on diverse issues such as:

  • agricultural production
  • biodiversity
  • climate change
  • environmental quality
  • human health
  • land remediation.

Soil is vital to sustaining food production, as it is a natural and renewable resource. It supports plant and animal life and has a positive impact on environments globally – an important area of research and development.

Related SDG Goal
SDG Goal 2: Zero hunger
SDG Goal 9:  Industry, innovation and infrastructure
SDG Goal 13: Climate action
SDG Goal 15: Life on land

SGR, Globally Responsible Careers 2021