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EV5964 - Integrated Management of Ridge to Reef Ecosystems

[Offered in 2020 only]

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

Available to students in the Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma of Ridge to Reef Sustainable Development only. This subject is due to run in 2019.

The 'Integrated Management of Ridge to Reef Ecosystems' module will be fully customised to optimise use of PIC case studies and pilot projects to identify, assess and prioritise problems and potential solutions. It will cover key biophysical processes of coastal and terrestrial ecosystems, and how they are influenced by human activities (particularly timber harvesting, agriculture, urban settlements and fishing) in the context of PIC land/sea tenure, governance and institutions. The key learning outcomes will be (i) a practical understanding of the connectivity between terrestrial, freshwater and marine ecosystems, (ii) the ability to understand and identifying parts of this system that are sensitive and/or vulnerable to environmental changes. Equipped with these understandings, and a suite of practical competencies, graduates will be well-placed to understand the drivers, consequences and best solutions to address a range of key environmental issues. This subject will enhance the capacity of the graduates to develop and implement innovative and locally relevant approaches, measures and tools to integrate land, forest, water and coastal management to enhance food and income security and health, and reduce risk of disasters.

Learning Outcomes

  • the ability to understand and identifying parts of this system that are sensitive and/or vulnerable to environmental changes.

Subject Assessment

  • reports - (50%)
  • essays - (25%)
  • poster - (25%).

Availabilities

Study Period 1, External
Census Date 26-Mar-2020
Coordinator: Dr Janine Sheaves
Lecturer: Dr Nathan Waltham.
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU

Study Period 11, External
Census Date 10-Dec-2020
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU

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.