ENVT4402 Analysis for Environmental Management

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)

If this unit does not have an online alternative, then students who are presently unable to enter Western Australia and whose studies would be delayed by an inability to complete this unit, should contact the unit coordinator (details given on this page) to ascertain, on an individual case-by-case basis, if alternate arrangements can be made to support their study in this unit.

AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
Semester 1AlbanyOnline timetabled 100% Online Unit. NO campus face-to-face attendance is required to complete this unit. All study requirements are online only. Unit includes some synchronous components, with a requirement for students to participate online at specific times.
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Honours core unit in Natural Resource Management [Bachelor of Science (Honours)]
  • Honours option in Conservation Biology; Environmental Science [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
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
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.
Note
This unit can be taken in the Master of Economics.
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