Full Title Natural Resource Management & Assessment

Short Title Natural Resource Management &

Code ENVR09031
Level 09
Credit 10

Author Feeney, Declan
Department Environmental Science

Subject Area Environmental Science
Attendence N/A%
Fee

Description

This module will introduce the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) process. It will give the student the ability to understand natural resource management from the perspective of screening, scoping, impact assessment, mitigation and monitoring as they relate to EIA, and other environmental assessment procedures.  


Indicative Syllabus

Introduction to the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) process

Primary pathways and feedback loops within the EIA process (e.g. screening, scoping, stakeholder identification, impact prediction and evaluation, mitigation and monitoring, reporting and monitoring)

Sustainable development and the EIA process

Natural resources and their management in the context of the EIA process:

  • Water resource management
  • Solis, land and geology
  • Ecology and ecological management
  • Coastal ecology and geomorphology
  • Ecosystem services and environmental management
  • Landscape and visual management
  • Cultural heritage and EIA
  • Socio-economic impacts and EIA

Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA)

Appropriate Assessment (AA)

 


Learning Outcomes
On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to
  1. Demonstrate a detailed knowledge and understanding of the content and application of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) process

  2. Classify, distinguish between and demonstrate knowledge of a range of natural resource systems

  3. Apply concepts and skills to interpret potential and actual disturbances to natural resources on both local and global scales

  4. Conduct an independent assessment of environmental impacts associated with anthropogenic activities and pollution pathways

  5. Appraise current key issues impacting on natural resources at a global level

  6. Communicate a detailed knowledge and understanding of the EIA process and the assessment of natural resources


Assessment Strategies

Continuous assessment - 50%, Final exam-50%. Regular assessments may be undertaken via moodle and assignments delivered as per module requirements. Students may be assessed individually or in group environments with a strong emphasis on continual improvement and skill building.


Assessment Facilitites

PC, broadband, final examination centres. Transport to site visits. Remote proctoring facilities will be required.


Module Dependencies
Pre Requisite Modules
Co Requisite Modules
Incompatible Modules

Coursework Assessment Breakdown %
Course Work / Continuous Assessment 50 %
End of Semester / Year Formal Examination 50 %

Coursework Assessment Breakdown

Description Outcome Assessed % of Total Assessment Week
Individual Written Professional Report 1,3,4 20 Week 10
Group Project, Report and Presentation 2,4,5,6 30 Week 5


End Exam Assessment Breakdown

Description Outcome Assessed % of Total Assessment Week
Final Exam 1,2,3,4,5,6 50 End of Semester


Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Weekly Workload

Total Average Weekly Learner Workload 0.00 Hours

Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Weekly Workload

Total Average Weekly Learner Workload 0.00 Hours

Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Weekly Workload

Total Average Weekly Learner Workload 0.00 Hours

Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Weekly Workload
Lecture Distance Learning Suite Online Lecture 2 Weekly 2.00
Independent Learning Not Specified Self Directed Learning 10 Weekly 10.00
Workshop Not Specified Site visit/guest lectures 4.5 Once Per Semester 0.30
Directed Learning Not Specified Directed Learning 1.7 Weekly 1.70

Total Average Weekly Learner Workload 4.00 Hours

Resources
Book Resources

Other Resources

The student will be directed to free software applications suitable to virtual group work, communications and project planning by the lecturer. 

Url Resources

Links and a URL list will be provided to the learner via the module Moodle page.  This will ensure that updates and changes to web content will be maintained.

Additional Info

ISBN BookList

Book Cover Book Details
2017 Methods of Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (Natural and Built Environment Series) Routledge
ISBN-10 1138647675 ISBN-13 9781138647671
Fossit, J. 2000 A Guide to Habitats in Ireland The Heritage Council
ISBN-10 ISBN-13
John Glasson 2011 Introduction To Environmental Impact Assessment (Natural and Built Environment Series) Routledge
ISBN-10 0415664705 ISBN-13 9780415664707