This unit introduces students to the idea of ecosystem services by exploring the benefits that nature provides for people. Whether these benefits are traded in markets or occur in non-market settings, the ecosystem service framework is key to sustainable management of resources into the future. Students will analyse the use of economic tools to manage key ecosystem services such as the provision of water in a dry country, air and water quality, food, fibre or habitat provision for native flora and fauna in landscapes.
|Unit name||Ecosystem Services|
|College/School||College of Business & Economics
Tasmanian School of Business and Economics
|Coordinator||Doctor Clinton Levitt|
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
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|Hobart||Semester 2||On-Campus||Off-Campus||International International||Domestic Domestic|
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- Use economic concepts to describe natural capital and ecosystem services.
- Assess market and nonmarket valuation of ecosystem services as well as the methods for computing values.
- Analyse environmental and resource problems as failures of the economic system to properly coordinate people's incentives and actions.
- Effectively communicate economic arguments supported with appropriate evidence.
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2||Domestic Full Fee|
- Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
- HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
- FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4
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You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:BEA101
|Assessment||Test or quiz (20%)|Examination - invigilated (externally - Exams Office) (45%)|Presentation (5%)|Case Study (30%)|
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
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