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EV5009 - Foundations of Natural Resource Management

[Not offered in 2020]

Credit points: 3
Year: 2020
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Science and Engineering

This subject provides an introduction to the critical components of natural resource management. It develops a full understanding of the way natural resource management occurs in Australia, the political and historical roots of the present structures and the foundations of modern management approaches. It identifies the holistic and ecosystem-based approaches taken and develops technical skills in the social, economic, ecological and political dimensions of natural resource management. Case studies deal with a range of forestry, farming and grazing examples as well as increasingly important indigenous contributions. The integration of environmental and social elements is central. There will be some comparative studies of international issues.

Learning Outcomes

  • Appreciation of the role of humans in precipitating and regulating environmental change;
  • Understanding of the primary tasks for environmental rehabilitation in Australia;
  • Appreciation of the development of modern natural resource management systems in Australia;
  • Understanding of the current practices and issues of one or more NRM systems;
  • Appreciation of the links between natural resource management and biodiversity conservation.

Subject Assessment

  • Invigilated > End of semester exam - (40%)
  • Invigilated > Presentations - (20%)
  • - (20%)
  • - (20%).

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.