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EV5963 - Ridge to Reef Tools

[Not offered in 2020]

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 2018.

The R2R Tools subject introduces a range of tools used in facilitate understanding of Ecosystem Dynamics, to enable good Governance and to link Ecosystems Dynamics and good Governance into integrated R2R outcomes. R2R tools are used in a broad range of situations such as ecosystem management, marine spatial planning, socio-cultural assessments, climate change adaptation and protected area management and planning. The tools covered in the unit will range from geographic information systems (GIS), through community engagement focused ground-truthing approaches such as Walking The Landscape, to tools for socio-cultural assessments. The unit will also cover the use of tools in combination because the integrated approach of R2R management often requires suites of tools to be used in concert. Different tools will be investigated in the context of their usefulness in particular situations, allowing students to gain an understanding of the tools that are likely to be fit-for-purpose for particular island scenarios.

Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate an understanding of and apply the range of R2R tools available for working with Ecosystem Dynamics and Governance;
  • appraise and demonstrate knowledge of situations in which particular tools are appropriate;
  • Describe how to utilise the different R2R tools;
  • critically examine benefits and limitations of how the tools employ in combination to produce integrated outcomes.

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.