Aquatic ecology

Description

Aquatic ecology is the study of aquatic organisms, how they interact, where they live, and what they do.

Alternative labels

eco-systems in water
water ecosystems
water eco-systems
field of aquatic ecology
biology of aquatic ecology
science of aquatic ecology

Skill type

knowledge

Skill reusability level

cross-sector

Relationships with occupations

Essential knowledge

Aquatic ecology is an essential knowledge of the following occupations:

Optional knowledge

Aquatic ecology is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this knowledge may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

Environmental education officer: Environmental education officers are responsible for promoting environmental conservation and development. They visit schools and businesses to give talks, they produce educational resources and websites, they lead guided nature walks, they provide relevant training courses, and they help with volunteer activities and conservation projects. Many gardens employ an environmental education officer to offer guidance during school visits.
Oceanographer: Oceanographers study and perform research on matters related to the sea and oceans. Oceanographers divide their expertise in four main branches of research which are physical oceanographers whose research focus on waves and tides, chemical oceanographers whose study address the chemical constitution of sea waters, marine biologists whose focal point is the study of living organisms, ecosystems and  their interaction underwater, and geological oceanographer whose research refers to the bottom of seas and their plaques.
Botanist: Botanists are occupied with the maintenance of an range of plants from around the world, often in a botanic garden. They conduct scientific studies and travel in order to study plants growing in the wild. Botanists are responsible for the maintenance and development of the botanic garden.
Nature conservation officer: Nature conservation officers manage and improve the local environment within all the sectors of a local community. They promote awareness of and understanding about the natural environment. This work can be very varied and involve projects related to species, habitats and communities. They educate people and raise overall awareness of environmental issues.
Ecologist: Ecologists carry out assessments of the health and distribution of organisms, namely people, plants, and animals, and the relationship between organisms and their environment. Ecologists usually have a specialisation area, e.g. freshwater, marine, terrestrial, fauna, and flora about which they conduct research and perform relating tasks. 

 


 

References

  1. Aquatic ecology – ESCO

 

Last updated on September 20, 2022

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