Who are Registered Applied Biologists and Technologists?

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Applied biology" means the application of the applied biological sciences1, including collecting or analyzing inventories or other data or carrying out of research or assessments, to design, evaluate, advise on, direct or otherwise provide professional or technical support to projects, works, undertakings or field practices on public or private lands, but does not include

(a) pure scientific research, or
(b) teaching.

                                        College of Applied Biology Act, (2002)

College members who are Professional Biologists (RPBios) are involved in many areas of practice ranging from environmental assessments, aquaculture, wildlife and fisheries management, riparian area assessments, contaminated site assessments and the development of conservation plans in urban and rural environments.

College members who are Technologists (RBTechs) are involved in all aspects of data collection and the preparation of summary reports on biotic and abiotic data such as wildlife and fisheries abundance, vegetation composition and hydrological and soil parameters. 

College members who are Technicians (ABTs) assist Professional Biologists and Technologists in data collection, monitoring and assessments and are important members of the applied biology team. 

Members of the College of Applied Biology are professionals who meet high standards for entry into the College and the right to the designation, RPBio, Registered Professional Biologist, RBTech, Registered Biology Technologist, RBTech or ABT,  Applied Biology Technician.  They are the practitioners who take the theoretical knowledge of biology and apply it in a wide variety of fields to help us manage and protect our natural resources to the benefit of the public.



1 A biological science, including botany, zoology, ecology, biochemistry and microbiology, if the biological science is applied to the management, use, conservation, protection, restoration, or enhancement of (a) aquatic or terrestrial ecosystems, or (b) biological resources within these ecosystems.