Credit points: 15
This subject will provide students with the theoretical background and conceptual framework to undertake a critical analysis of selected contemporary issues in environmental management and conservation. In this subject students will explore theories and approaches to sustainable development and environmental management of resources; the relationships between resource systems in terms of ecological, economic, social, philosophical, and ethical dimensions; and research methods in contemporary resource management in a variety of contexts. Students will investigate policy and practice relating to water resources, land degradation and management. With environmental management a global issue, within this context students will explore conflict resolution, public participation, industrial and governmental partnerships.
FacultyFaculty of Science, Tech & Engineering
Subject Co-ordinatorPeter Sale
Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG
Prerequisites Admission into SBATE
|Resource Type||Title||Resource Requirement||Author and Year||Publisher|
|Readings||Analytical measurements in aquatic environments||Recommended||Namiesnik, J & Szefer, P 2010||CRC PRESS, NEW YORK, USA.|
|Readings||Aquatic ecosystems: trends and global prospects||Recommended||Polunin, V 2008||CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS, NEW YORK, USA.|
|Readings||Australian saltmarsh ecology||Recommended||Saintilan, N 2009||CSIRO PUBLISHING, COLLINGWOOD, VICTORIA.|
|Readings||Ecology of aquatic systems||Recommended||Dobson, M & Frid, C 2009||OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS, NEW YORK.|
|Readings||Marine ecology||Recommended||Connell, S & Gillanders, B 2007||OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS, NEW YORK.|
|Readings||Stream ecology: structure and function of running waters||Recommended||Allan, J & Castillo, M 2007||2ND EDN, SPRINGER, DORDRECHT, THE NETHERLANDS.|
|Readings||Water management in arid and semi arid regions: interdisciplinary perspectives||Recommended||Koundouri-Pitts, P, Karousakis, K, Assimacopoulos, D, Jeffrey, P & Lange, M 2006||EDWARD ELGAR, CHELTENHAM, UK.|
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Epping, 2014, Semester 1, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPeter Sale
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
One 3.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
|Assignments (2 x 1000 words)||50|
|Environment management plan (1500 words) Environment management plan (1500 words)||30|
|Tutorial Presentations (2 x 15 minutes)||20|