Ecological principles

Description

The understanding of how an ecosystem functions and its relationship to environmental planning and design.

Alternative labels

relevance of ecological principles
principles of natural resource management
interactions among organisms and their environment
range of ecological principles
principles of ecology
scope of ecological principles
principles of interactions among organisms and their environment
application of ecological principles

Skill type

knowledge

Skill reusability level

cross-sector

Relationships with occupations

Essential knowledge

Ecological principles is an essential knowledge of the following occupations:

Agricultural policy officer: Agricultural policy officers analyse and identify agricultural policy issues and develop plans for improvement and new policy implementation. They write reports and presentations in order to communicate and acquire support for the policies from government officials and the public. They also communicate with professionals in agriculture for research and information purposes and perform administrative duties.
Engine designer: Engine designers carry out engineering duties in designing mechanical equipment such as machines and all types of engines. They also supervise their installation and maintenance.

Optional knowledge

Ecological principles 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.
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.
Environmental policy officer: Environmental policy officers research, analyse, develop and implement policies related to the environment. They give expert advice to entities such as commercial organisations, government agencies and land developers. Environmental policy officers work on reducing the impact of industrial, commercial and agricultural activities on the environment.
Policy officer: Policy officers research, analyse and develop policies in various public sectors, and shape and implement these policies to improve the existing regulation around the sector. They evaluate effects of existing policies and report findings to the government and members of the public. Policy officers work closely with partners, external organisations or other stakeholders and provide them with regular updates.

 


 

References

  1. Ecological principles – ESCO

 

Last updated on September 20, 2022

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