Uusi opinto-opas (sisältäen myös opetusohjelmat) lukuvuodelle 2018-2019 sijaitsee osoitteessa https://opas.peppi.utu.fi . Tältä sivustolta löytyvät enää vanhat opinto-oppaat ja opetusohjelmat.

The new study guide (incl. teaching schedules) for academic year 2018-2019 can be found at https://studyguide.utu.fi. This site contains only previous years' guides.

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Arkistoitu opetussuunnitelma 2013–2014
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MAKE0435 Natural resource management and biodiversity resources (UniPID virtual studies) 5 op
Organised by
Development Studies
Person in charge
Anders Sirén
Planned organizing times
Period(s) I II III IV
2013–2014 X

Learning outcomes

The students should learn to understand the ecological and economic significance of the exploitation of various types of natural resources in natural or semi-natural ecosystems as well as the economic and other societal factors which affect the character and magnitude of such exploitation. Finally, the students should understand the challenges to confront when attempting to improve sustainability of resouce use, balancing economic versus conservation goals, as well as immediate versus long-term benefits. The student should be able to apply natural and social scientific theory in order to understand real-world resource management problems and suggest realistic actions in order to solve them.


This course focuses on the exploitation and management of wild species exploited by humans in natural or semi-natural ecosystems. Examples of such human activities are logging, fishing, grazing, hunting, and collection of fuel wood and non-timber forest products This theme is topical all over the world; in many different countries, types of ecosystem and cultural backgrounds.

Emphasis will be given to the challenges involved in implementing sustainable resource management in natural or semi-natural ecosystems in developing countries in the tropics. Particular attention will therefore be paid to the challenges of implementing sustainable resource management in highly biodiverse ecosystems, in remote low-governance areas, and in socio-economic settings characterized by poverty and high dependence on local natural resources for subsistence and household economies. The course draws on theories and methods from social as well as natural science, including ecology, economics, geography, political science, and anthropology, in order to provide a holistic understanding of the interactions between human society and the natural ecosystems in question.

Teaching language


Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Participation in classroom work
  • In English
Participation in online teaching


Numeric 0-5.

Further information


Belongs to following study modules

Maantieteen ja geologian laitos
Maantieteen ja geologian laitos
Maantieteen ja geologian laitos
Maantieteen ja geologian laitos
General UniPID Courses (Development Studies)
Maantieteen ja geologian laitos
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Maantieteen ja geologian laitos
Development Studies