ENVT4402 Analysis for Environmental Management

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Honours option in Conservation Biology; Environmental Science; Natural Resource Management [Bachelor of Science (Honours)]
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.
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.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) numerical problems; (2) quizzes; and (3) seminars. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Associate Professor Benedict White
Unit rules
enrolment in Master of Agricultural Economics (73530)
Master of Environmental Science (72530)
Master of International Development (71550)
Master of Economics (42620)
honours in the Faculty of Science
ECON3320 Analysis for Natural Resource Economics
Contact hours
10 half days. The total workload for the unit is 150 hours.
This unit can be taken in the Master of Economics.
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