This group covers ecology other than its environmental applications.
- plant or animal ecology;
- limnology and ecological studies of freshwater bodies such as lakes or ponds; and
- palaeoecology (including palynology associated with palaeoecological studies).
This group has nine fields:
060201 Behavioural Ecology
060202 Community Ecology (excl. Invasive Species Ecology)
060203 Ecological Physiology
060204 Freshwater Ecology
060205 Marine and Estuarine Ecology (incl. Marine Ichthyology)
060207 Population Ecology
060208 Terrestrial Ecology
060299 Ecology not elsewhere classified
a) Palaeontology other than that associated with palaeoecological studies is included in Group 0403 Geology.
b) Applications of ecology, including the ecology of invasive species, are included in Group 0501 Ecological Applications.
c) Population and ecological genetics is included in Group 0604 Genetics.
d) Microbial ecology is included in Group 0605 Microbiology.
e) Freshwater ichthyology and animal physiological ecology are included in Group 0608 Zoology.