Sustainable Resource Management
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Upon successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- Explain agricultural practices and systems in the context of sustainability.
- Analyse concepts of social, economic, and environmental sustainability in agricultural production.
- Evaluate major ecosystem processes in agricultural systems.
- Refer to Mylo for study topics
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The subject explores human population growth and the impending global food crisis by introducing agriculture as a managed ecosystem, from the earliest shifting cultivation systems to the most intensive systems currently practiced today. The ecological, economic and social sustainability of these systems is considered in relation to diversity, intensity of management and productivity. The subject includes field trips to contrasting agricultural production systems in the Hobart & Launceston areas to illustrate major sustainability concepts covered in the subject. Field trips are recorded and made available for flexible delivery to all students.
- Online Quizzes (x5) (10%)
- Agribusiness Field Trip Report (40%)
- Final Exam (20%)
- Sustainability Essay (30%)
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