UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

ENVT4402 Analysis for Natural Resource Management

Credit 6 points
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AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Honours option in Conservation Biology; Environmental Science; Natural Resource Management [Bachelor of Science (Honours)]
Content Managing natural resources and the environment requires an understanding of the problem from natural science and social science perspectives. Significant challenges to society, such as biosecurity loss, over fishing, deforestation and biosecurity, all require an interdisciplinary approach. This unit introduces modelling methods that are able to integrate across disciplines. The approach is developed through five themes: conservation planning, agri-environmental policy, fisheries management, forestry management and the management of invasive species.
Outcomes Students are able to (1) formulate natural resource management problems as optimisation problems; (2) apply economic principles; (3) solve the problems using standard software; and (4) relate the models to the literature.
Assessment Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) four applied modelling problems; (2) scientific paper summary; and (3) participation in discussion group. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s) Associate Professor Ben White
Unit rules
Prerequisites: enrolment in Master of Agricultural Economics (73530) or Master of Environmental Science (72530) or Master of International Development (71550) or Master of Economics (42620) or honours in the Faculty of Science
Incompatibility: ECON3320 Analysis for Natural Resource Economics
Contact hours 10 half days. The total workload for the unit is 150 hours.
Unit Outlinehttp://www.unitoutlines.science.uwa.edu.au/Units/ENVT4402/SEM-1/2017
Note This unit can be taken in the Master of Economics.

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