91145 Environmental Protection & Management

Scientific investigation and evidence form the basis of effective management and protection of ecosystems. This subject examines the contribution of science to management and conservation of natural and threatened ecosystems and to the formulation and development of guidelines and environmental policies and laws, considered from regulatory, socioeconomic and community perspectives. Topics address adaptive management strategies, environmental impact and ecological risk assessments and application of regulatory guidelines in monitoring, conservation and remediation of terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems impacted by human uses. A range of case studies are presented to illustrate the concepts introduced in this subject.

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