Forest ecology

Description

The ecosystems existing in a forest, starting from bacteria to trees and soil types.

Alternative labels

ecology of forests
typology of forest ecology
range of forestry ecosystems
range of forest ecologies
types of forest ecology
types of forestry ecosystems
ecosystems of forests
typology of forestry ecosystems
forestry ecosystems
ecology of forest

Skill type

knowledge

Skill reusability level

cross-sector

Relationships with occupations

Essential knowledge

Forest ecology is an essential knowledge of the following occupations:

Arboriculturist: Arboriculturists carry out specialised tasks related to observation, health and maintenance of trees.
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.
Forestry technician: Forestry technicians assist and support the forest manager and implement their decisions. They supervise a team of forestry equipment operators and support and supervise forestry and environmental protection through research and data collection. They also manage resource conservation and harvesting plans.

Optional knowledge

Forest 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.
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.
Forestry equipment operator: Forestry equipment operators carry out operations with specialised equipment in the forest to maintain, harvest, extract and forward wood for the manufacturing of consumer goods and industrial products.
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. 
Agriculture, forestry and fishery vocational teacher: Agriculture, forestry and fishery vocational teachers instruct students in their specialised field of study, agriculture, forestry and fishery, which is predominantly practical in nature. They provide theoretical instruction in service of the practical skills and techniques the students must subsequently master for an agriculture, forestry or fishery profession. Agriculture, forestry and fishery vocational teachers monitor the students’ progress, assist individually when necessary, and evaluate their knowledge and performance on the subject of agriculture, forestry and fishery through assignments, tests and examinations.
Landscape designer: Landscape designers design and create outdoor public areas, landmarks, structures, parks, gardens and private gardens to achieve environmental, social-behavioral, or aesthetic outcomes.
Curator of horticulture: Curators of horticulture develop and maintain the botanical collections, exhibits and landscapes of a botanical garden.
Countryside officer: Countryside officers are responsible for a range of activities that manage and maintain the natural environment and associated public access and recreation. They encourage visitors to open spaces/the countryside, promote awareness of the natural environment and protect and preserve the open space/countryside for future enjoyment.
Conservation scientist: Conservation scientists manage the quality of specific forests, parks and other natural resources. They protect the wildlife habitat, biodiversity, scenic value, and other unique attributes of preserves and conservation lands. Conservation scientists perform field work.
Tree surgeon: Tree surgeons maintain trees. They use heavy machinery to prune and cut trees. Tree surgeons are often required to climb the trees to perform maintenance.

 


 

References

  1. Forest ecology – ESCO

 

Last updated on September 20, 2022

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