832008 Translating science into practice in conservation and natural resource management

Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Mattsson, Brady , Schwartz, Mark
Offered in
Sommersemester 2022
Languages of instruction


Part 1: Endangered species policies (CITES vs the ESA)

Part 2 Game and Forest Management policies (various)

Part 3: Habitats and ecosystems (RAMSAR vs No Net Loss; CBD ecosystem targets versus the Wilderness act)

Part 4: Climate change adaptation (when need gets ahead of policy, the case of assisted colonization, gene insertions and geo-forming for conservation)

Previous knowledge expected

Basic background in nature conservation, forest management or wildlife management

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

1) Basic understanding of the barriers between a scientific scholarship and the practice of natural resource management

2) Identification of leading scholarly questions in conservation and resource management

3) Understanding of strategies to understand the leading scientific information needs for natural resource management

4) Understanding the role of the scientific literature in supporting resource management actions

5) Understanding different models of bridging to facilitate knowledge transfer from resource management to research and back

6) Understanding the role of international governance in local resource management with a specific emphasis on a comparative analysis of EU policies compared to US policies.
You can find more details like the schedule or information about exams on the course-page in BOKUonline.