Priscilla PerezBiol 3800-01DUE: March 28th2019Project #3 Naturalist/EcologistAccording to Nichols of the department of Ichthyology, a naturalist is someone who is interested in the natural phenomena. The naturalist uses the first phenomenon which is the individual animals as the basic portion of his studies. The naturalist does not study an animals internal parts but one does student the animal interacting with it’s surrounding and the species entirely. In the article “What is a Naturalist, Anyway?” Nichols states that all children at one ageor the other become interest in natural history which I believe to be very true. At a certain point in life every child comes across an animal whether it be a dog, cat, bird, cow, etc. and becomes interested in how that animal interacts with its surroundings and how it reacts with us humans. An ecologist is defined as someone who studies animals and plants and how those speciesinteract with their surroundings. Ecologist study statistics that are extremely quantitative and thatinvolve complicated datasets that will address simple and very complex questions. Since ecologyitself is something that is so broad and has many different components of climate science, geology, biology, and chemistry it is impossible to study all of these components as one. Ecologist then began to organize the biome is six different levels. The smallest level in this biome scale are the individual animals themselves; this includes one single animal. The next level ecologist view are the population which includes the family of that one specific species.