|Student Contribution Band:||Band 2|
|Administered by:||College of Science and Engineering|
Knowledge of how ecosystems work that does not include consideration of the integral role of humans in these systems is unlikely to provide a complete understanding required to achieve conservation or sustainable use of natural resources. Successful environmental management requires an interdisciplinary approach that includes information about how humans interact with natural resources, and the complex feedbacks between their values, perceptions, needs, behaviours, and environmental outcomes. This subject draws on a multitude of contemporary theories from the rapidly evolving field of environmental social science; including social-ecological systems, resilience thinking, sustainable livelihoods, commons theory, and the psychology of environmentally significant behaviour. The lectures draw on the current research of the lecturers and guest speakers, exposing students to the latest developments in the field. This class is suitable for students from a multitude of disciplines across the natural and social sciences, and is designed to build the knowledge required to approach environmental problems from an interdisciplinary perspective.
|A basic understanding of environmental management and conservation principles and issues is assumed for students undertaking this subject.|
|Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1|
|Census Date 25-Mar-2021|
|Coordinator:||Dr Amy Diedrich|
|Lecturers:||Assoc. Professor Simon Foale, Dr Georgina Gurney, Dr Jorge G. Alvarez-Romero, Dr Amy Diedrich, Dr Michele Barnes.|
The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.
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.