Agri-Environmental management in intensive production landscapes - MSc Course

17 - 29 August 2017, Lincoln University, New Zealand

Deadline for application: 30 April 2017 or until places are filled

Introduction

Aims:

Graduates will develop critical understanding of conceptual frameworks and implementation pathways to better integrate environmental governance and on-farm environmental practices within agricultural landscapes.

Learning outcomes:

After successfully completing this course students will be able to demonstrate:

  • Knowledge: Multi-disciplinary dimensions of agri-environmental systems and their sustainable management at farm and landscape levels
  • Skills: Critical evaluation of current policy frameworks, organizational relationships and practical measures aimed at sustainable agri-environmental management of agricultural landscapes. Investigation of innovative pathways to enhance sustainable agri-environmental performance at a farm and landscape scale
  • Values: Recognition of the multiple values of agri-environmental systems as they are expressed in contemporary landscape management practices
Course contents

Course structure:

  • The course includes the following components:
  • Background reading and preparation of an individual project
  • Presentations of projects by students and introduction to the case study
  • Field tour
  • Lectures and seminars
  • Case study workshops
  • Presentations of group projects and course conclusion
Schedule

The summer school is scheduled for 17th-29th August 2017

Preparatory readings and e-lectures will commence on July 10th 2017 and will be followed by a videoconference workshop and seminar.

For further details please see the course programme.

Credits

10 ECTS

Language

English

Application

Please fill in the application form and send it to Shona Mardle at Lincoln University

Deadline for application: April 30 2017 or until places are filled

Information

During the online phase at home participants will have access to recommended literature for course preparation

Course format: Mix of lectures, workshops and field excursions

Level:  The course is aimed at students of environmental sciences or related subjects who have already passed university Bachelors courses (or equivalent) of at least 3 years.

Location

Lincoln University, Christchurch, New Zealand

Accommodation

Hall of Residence or self-contained campus accommodation

Costs

ELLS-partner students:
No accommodation cost and tuition fee. Travel expenses to New Zealand and food are not included. Some travel scholarships available

Non ELLS-partner students / New Zealand students
300 EURO for housing + 50 EURO for tickets for public transport. Travel expenses to New Zealand and food are not included. Tuition fee applies.

After payment of fees, registration is binding.

Contact

Contact person
Shona Mardle
Lincoln 7647, Christchurch, New Zealand
Phone: +64 03 325 3820
E-Mail: shona.mardle@lincoln.ac.nz

Coordination

Shona Mardle

Contact persons for scientific questions: Shona Mardle or your local representative of the Subject Area Environmental Science