BIOL40230 Resource Economics and Environmental Management (JLU)

Academic Year 2023/2024

This module is delivered by the Justus Liebig University in Giessen, Germany as part of the MSc Global Change
Topics include:
- inter-temporal optimization and resource usage,
- economics of non-renewable resources,
- economics of renewable resources,
- open access property and extinction of species as biotic resources,
- nature conservation as common property management,
- introduction to the economics of sustainable cultivation,
- mathematical formulation of resource management models,
- programming of optimization models,
- management of cultivated landscapes,
- trade and the environment,
- political questions about the implementation of environmental policies,
- international questions of resource protection,
- resource evaluation,
- property rights and institutions.

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Learning Outcomes:

On completion of the module, students should

- have foundation knowledge in modelling inter-temporal optimization of agricultural resource utilization,
- understand the basics of management concepts towards the resolution of resource use conflicts,
- be able to simultaneously model ecological and economic material cycles,
- be able to depict dynamic processes of resource regeneration,
- be able to construct computer simulation models,
- be able to derive economically and ecologically justifiable extraction rates from soil, water, and biotic resources,
- be able to draw knowledge of such concepts as sustainability, the introduction of safe minimum standards, etc. to aid efforts in resource management.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Autonomous Student Learning




Seminar (or Webinar)






Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Interactive. Students will have lectures as well as small group work and presentations. 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Examination: Examination set by JLU Regulations Unspecified No Graded No


Carry forward of passed components
Remediation Type Remediation Timing
In-Module Resit Prior to relevant Programme Exam Board
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, on an activity or draft prior to summative assessment
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Students receive regular feedback throughout the various exercises and presentations as well as individual post-exam feedback.

Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.

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