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Managing Natural Resources

Dr Jessica Savage
Dr Jessica Savage

Module Leader

Option - Honours level
Term 2
10 x 1 hour lectures
10 x 1.5 hour seminars

Not available to students outside GSD

This information relates to the 2021-22 academic year

Principal Aims

This module aims to provide students with an understanding of the complexities associated with the protection and management of global natural resources, and to identify a path forward towards their sustainable use.

The module will use a combination of social, economic and environmental frameworks and theories to discuss the issues and processes of establishing and managing different conservation initiatives, and then will integrate four case studies from around the world in order to provide a real-world context

Principal Learning Outcomes

Critically interpret and apply theoretical knowledge and frameworks relating to the effective conservation and management of natural resources.

Interpret to regional and global legislation and policy, and determine impacts on different stakeholder groups. Use this knowledge to propose improvements to current policies.

Critically assess human-ecosystem interactions, to identify necessary areas for management initiatives.

Identify key strengths and weaknesses in different environmental management programmes across different governance levels.

Detect key barriers to effective resource management processes globally develop suitable and well-informed management programmes to overcome these barriers.