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Natural Resource Management in Sustainable Development

Tuition fee €598 per programme

Overview

This course presents a thematic overview of global issues in natural resource management today and in the future. Students will develop an understanding of stressors to the environment through the exploration of social, cultural, and economic issues. A focus on key ecological concepts with a specific lens in the areas of Forests, Rangeland, Wildlife, Water, and Human Dimensions of Natural Resource management will be utilized to gain an understanding of resource based issues facing global society. Evaluation of current management practices and methodologies will be applied to compare real world examples in various ecosystem types. Students will have the chance to observe ecological change in the field and conduct outdoor field measurements to better gear their understanding of the natural world and to enhance their in-classroom knowledge. The concluding part of the course will help students develop a key understanding of the impacts of natural resource management in current discussions revolved around global sustainable development. Students will work in groups to analyze separate case studies on sustainable development and make recommendations based on best practices learned in the first part of the course.


Course Duration and Dates
This is a one week course running from the 3rd of August until the 7th of August, 2020

ECTS
The number of credits earned after successfully concluding this course is the equivalent of 2 ECTS according to Maastricht University’s guidelines. For further information see the MSS terms and conditions

Coordinator
Andrew Oringer


Goals
• Analyze and describe key components of natural resource management (Social, cultural, economic) using real examples
• Gain a broad comprehension of different natural resource management methodologies
• Develop an understanding for ecological processes in the areas of Forests/Range, Water, Fish/Wildlife and Human Dimensions
• Describe current and future obstacles in management practices pertaining to Forests/Range, Water, Fish/Wildlife and Human Dimensions
• Develop competencies in field observation and management through real world applications
• Combine knowledge to analyse current resource management trends and compare them against sustainable development policy objectives
• Understand the larger role natural resource management practice plays in sustainable development


Prerequisites
This course is designed for the curious learner who wants to understand ecological concepts at the topical level and then think about how they frame into global contexts. All students from bachelor’s or masters programmes are eligible for this course however an introductory ecology or environmental science class would be helpful.


Teaching methods
Lectures ▪ PBL ▪ Presentations ▪ Work in subgroups ▪ Field Exercise


Assessment methods
Assignment ▪ Attendance ▪ Final paper ▪ Participation ▪ Presentation ▪

Apply now! Block 4.1 2019/20
Application deadline
Jun 8, 2020 23:59
Europe/Amsterdam time
Studies commence
Jul 20, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Block 4.1 2019/20
Application deadline
Jun 8, 2020 23:59
Europe/Amsterdam time
Studies commence
Jul 20, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States