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Organization, Regulations, and Courses 2017-18

ENGS 41 Sustainability and Natural Resource Management

Natural resources sustain human productivity. Principles of scientific resource management are developed, and prospects for sustainability are explored. Three generic categories of resource are analyzed: exhaustible, living, and renewable. In the first category we emphasize the lifecycle of exploitation including exhaustion, exploration and substitution. In the living category we explore population dynamics under natural and harvested regimes, for fisheries and forests. Finally, the renewable case of water is treated in terms of quantity and quality. Throughout, the intersection of natural, economic, and political behavior is explored in theory via computer simulations; case studies illustrate contemporary management problems and practices.





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