Management of the Environment and Natural Resources

ENE429 Management of the Environment and Natural Resources

Autumn 2018

Spring 2019
  • 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.

  • 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.
Semester

Spring. Not offered Spring 2019

Course responsible

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