132.705 - not currently offered

132.705 Applied Ecological Economics is taught in Semester 3. This is an atelier or workshop paper. With this type of paper teaching through lectures is largely replaced by place-based learning through engagement and experience.

When available this paper commences in Semester 3 starting in November and finishing in the February of the following year with an atelier or workshop component for 10 days in the month of January.

See the brochure for details of our 2014 offering:

132.705 Applied Ecological Economics (912 KB)  

If you want to learn more about atelier papers view the videos from two previous workshops run by Marjan van den Belt:

Valuation and Management of Fynbos Ecosystems - an interactive course held at the University of Cape Town, 17-28 July, 1995:  https://connect.massey.ac.nz/p5z5wqim7f2/

University of Vermont Mid-Term Course January 2005. 32 Students travel to Costa Rica with expectations to study and experience a foreign culture:


The goal for students and staff is to jointly produce a publishable journal paper. The following outputs are from previous years.

 Overcoming addiction to consumption: steps to achieve ecosystem health. (2013)

 Towards a 1000 year vision. (2013)

 Solution-oriented systems thinking Archetypes: Examples from the Manawatu River, New Zealand. (2012) This paper was presented at the 31st International Conference of the Systems Dynamics Society, Massachusetts, Boston, 21-25 July 2013.

Flood protection: Highlighting an investment trap between built and natural capital. (2012) Journal of the American Water Resources Association, 681-692. doi:10.1111/jawr.12063

 Four Scenarios for the Manawatu Catchment, New Zealand: integrated energy, economic and environmental choices. (2011)

 Evaluating Recreational ES in the Manawatu (2011)

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