Evolutionary biologists study the underlying mechanisms of biological diversity to uncover the histories of organisms and their characteristics. They develop a strong understanding of genetics, physiology, morphology, behavior, taxonomy, and systematics. Specialists may pursue a variety of careers in field or laboratory research in both the public and private sector while focusing on a group of organisms they are passionate about. Some evolution and biodiversity specialists may also work in education or in natural resource management. Many students specializing in this area pursue further education with a Masters or PhD. If you are a biology student interested in studying this field, check out our guide below and work with your advisor to come up with a plan for success.