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Natural Resource Management

188.263 Environmental Science I15 credits
Integrated study of scientific and management issues associated with natural resource use and environmental quality (locally, nationally, globally). Physical, economic and institutional relationships. Options for assessing and managing natural resources and environmental quality at the landowner, regional and national level.

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188.363 Environmental Science II15 credits
Scientifically assessing and managing limited natural resources with a philosophy of long-term sustainable development. Atmospheric, terrestrial, aquatic and urban indicators of environmental quality. Integrated environmental impact assessments (cultural, demographic, economic, legal, social, technical) using farming, forestry, recreation, and horticulture as examples.

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188.705 Natural Resource Policy15 credits
This course examines the key issues and practice of natural resources policy. The roles and responsibilities of policy agencies in relation to current issues in natural resources policy research, development, implementation and monitoring are considered. Alternative policy approaches to achieving natural resource management outcomes are examined through selected case studies.

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188.707 Introduction to Advanced Environmental Management I15 credits
Introduction to theoretical and applied ecological economics and develop some understanding of ecosystem management as well as ecosystem service valuation. Analytical approaches and tools for environmental management, including atmospheric, terrestrial, aquatic and urban indicators of environmental quality; and integrated environmental impact assessments are studied.

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188.708 Introduction to Advanced Environmental Management II15 credits
Introduction to environmental issues that affect New Zealand, particularly at the present time. Topics include deforestation, soil erosion, pollution of air, land and water with industrial and agricultural pollutants, and conservation. Patterns and distribution of land use types, systems and methodologies for measuring, recording, organizing and managing information about land use, and soil management within land use are studied.

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188.751 Advanced Zero Waste for Sustainability30 credits
An in-depth exploration of the life cycle and environmental issues of solid material resources upon which all economic production depends. Zero Waste is examined as a resource management paradigm shift in philosophy, policy, technology and practices focused on sustainable development.

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188.752 Land Reclamation15 credits
An interdisciplinary advanced study of physical and chemical characteristics of disturbed land, analytical and assessment techniques, acid generation, acid mine drainage and heavy metal distribution, bioremediation, ecosystem development on disturbed surfaces and restoration programme design and monitoring. Case studies of sites in New Zealand and overseas will be used.

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188.763 Advanced Environmental Management30 credits
The course is made up of three parts. It develops project and programme management skills, strengthens students' knowledge of natural resources at an advanced level, and combines these two to produce integrative skills in Resource Management.

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188.785 Special Topic15 credits
 

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188.786 Special Topic30 credits
 

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188.787 Dissertation60 credits
 

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188.788 Research Report30 credits
 

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188.863 Environmental Research and Data Analysis60 credits
Students will review the theoretrical foundation and recent advances in selected environmental management themes in different countries; apply research methods and selected statistical techniques to analyse and evaluate environment management projects; write a self-directed research report.

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188.885 Thesis 90 Credit Part 145 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a published work.

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188.886 Thesis 90 Credit Part 245 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a published work.

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188.887 Research Report60 credits
 

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188.888 Thesis90 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a published work.

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188.889 Thesis120 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a published work.

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188.897 Thesis 120 Credit Part 160 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a published work.

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188.898 Thesis 120 Credit Part 260 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a published work.

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188.900 PhD Natural Resource Management120 credits
 

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