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EV5200 - Natural Resource Management

Credit points: 3
Year: 2023
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Science and Engineering

This subject introduces best-practice approaches to the sustainable management of terrestrial landscapes and natural resources in Australia. Lectures provide an overview of selected topics in NRM whilst practicals and fieldwork are used to develop skills in NRM activities and to illustrate the complexities of putting NRM theory into practice. Postgraduate students are expected to demonstrate a capacity to independently identify and analyse NRM related problems and to be able to effectively and eloquently present their ideas to a diverse audience.

Learning Outcomes

  • evaluate and justify the selection of options for addressing terrestrial management problems using northern Australia as a case study region;
  • explain the theoretical complexities of managing terrestrial social-ecological systems;
  • describe the nature of northern Australian environments, land use practices, social values and institutions influencing terrestrial resource management;
  • identify options for addressing terrestrial resource management problems in northern Australia.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Test/Quiz 1 - (40%) -


Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 24-Aug-2023
Coord/Lect: Dr Jane Addison.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 26 hours lectures
  • 19 hours workshops
  • 32 hours fieldwork
  • assessment and self-directed study

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.