The characteristics of the system where living organisms co-habitate and interact with non-living elements.

Alternative labels

characteristics of ecological systems
diversity of ecosystems
diversity of ecological systems
range of ecosystems
typology of ecosystems
range of ecological systems
types of ecological systems
types of ecosystems
typology of ecological systems
characteristics of ecosystems

Skill type


Skill reusability level


Relationships with occupations

Essential knowledge

Ecosystems is an essential knowledge of the following occupations:

Hunter: Hunters track and pursue animals with the intention of trapping or killing them. They hunt animals for the purpose of gaining food and other animal products, recreation, trade or wildlife management. Hunters specialise in the skill of tracking down and shooting animals with weapons such as rifles and bows. They also use devices to trap animals for similar purposes.
Forestry adviser: Forestry advisers provide services and advice on economic and environmental issues in compliance with laws and regulations.

Optional knowledge

Ecosystems 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.

Wastewater engineer: Wastewater engineers design sewage systems and networks for the removal and treatment of wastewater from cities and other residential areas. They design systems which are compliant with environmental standards, and aim to minimise impact on the ecosystem and on citizens in the vicinity of the network.
Water engineer: Water engineers research and develop methods for the provision of clean water, water treatment and flood damage prevention and reaction. They research water needs in a location and develop methods for meeting those needs, such as designing and developing projects for managing water resources such as treatment plants, pipelines, pump systems, irrigation or draining systems and other water supply systems. Water engineers also ensure proper installation of these systems on construction sites. Water engineers also maintain, repair and build structures that control water resources, such as bridges, canals and dams.




  1. Ecosystems – ESCO


Last updated on September 20, 2022