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Sustainable Resource Management
Undergraduate | TAS-KLA115 | 2024
- Study method
- 100% online
- 100% online
- Entry requirements
- No ATAR needed,
- No prior study
- 14 weeks
- Start dates
- 26 Feb 2024
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Sustainable Resource Management
About this subject
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.
- Population and food security
- The evolution of agriculture
- Economic sustainability; Social sustainability and governance
- Agricultural sustainability
- Genetic resources overview
- Plant and animal genetics
- Current issues in land management
- Pest management
- Climate change
- Water resources
- Climate and agriculture
- Current issues in food safety and environmental microbiology
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 - Take home (20%)
- Sustainability Essay (30%)
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