Careers rarely develop the way we plan them. Our career path often takes many twists and turns, with particular events, choices and people influencing our direction.

We asked Enda Coates from Forestry Careers Ireland to give some advice for people considering this job:

Enda Coates

Forest Researcher

Forestry Careers Ireland

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Enda Coates
There are so many different aspects of forestry to research: harvesting and biomass (what I do), timber quality, afforestation, species selection, recreation, amenity, carbon accounting, wildlife, habitats, forest policy, and much more. So there is a wide range of topics to get involved in, so find one you are interested in!
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