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Ethnoscientists in academia mainly work indoors. Their time is spent teaching and meeting with students. Many ethnoscientists believe that the hardest parts of their jobs are networking and getting financial support so that they can conduct fieldwork. Ethnoscientists who travel to do research on different cultural groups conduct fieldwork outdoors. When in the field, ethnoscientists encounter climates that are different from their own, such as the tropical rainforest or the Arctic tundra. Ethnoscientists must be ready to work outdoors, sometimes for long periods of time, no matter what the weather, and they must be prepared to stay in primitive living conditions.

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