Management of the Environment and Natural Resources

ENE429 Management of the Environment and Natural Resources

  • Topics

    • Introduction and overview over models
    • Management of renewable resources: General aspects. Topics related to renewable resources may be:
      • The problem of the commons
      • Fisheries
      • Forestry
      • Renewable energy
      • Aquaculture
      • Pastureland
      • Water
      • Wildlife
    • Management of non-renewable resources: General aspects. Topics related to non-renewable resources may be:
      • Fossil fuels / petroleum
      • Mining

     

    • Management of the environment: General aspects. Topics related to management of the environment may be:
      • Tools in environmental policy
      • Pollution control

  • Learning outcome

    The course will give the students in-depth knowledge of practical management, and models used for management, of the environment and natural resources.

    After completing the course, students will:

     

    • have an overview of the main types of models used for management of the environment and natural resources
    • understand how these models are adapted for practical implementation
    • have an overview of challenges associated with management of the environment and natural resources
    • have understanding of the importance of dynamic aspects associated with management of natural resources and the environment
    • have understanding of the importance of uncertainty
    • have insight in the limitations of the various types of models
    • be able to perform practical exercises related to management of the environment and natural resources

  • Teaching

    Lectures, class discussions.

  • Required prerequisites

    From Fall 2015 the following prerequisites will apply:

     

    • The students must have knowledge about calculus and economic optimization techniques equivalent to ECO401 or ENE420 or similar, for example MAT011/MAT11 or MAT016/MAT13.

  • Credit reduction due to overlap

    Starting from the autumn semester 2017 this course cannot be combined with ECO439

  • Requirements for course approval

    Two written assignments during the course

  • Assessment

    Written exam (100%)

  • Grading Scale

    A - F.

  • Semester

    Spring. Not offered Spring 2019

  • Literature

    • To be announced on canvas
    • Additional material/lecture notes published on canvas

     

    Recommended readings: 

    A list of recommended readings (books, articles and journals) available on canvas

Overview

ECTS Credits
7.5
Teaching language
English.

Course responsible

Professor Stein Ivar Steinshamn, Department of Business and Management Science.