Natural Resource Management


Posted by Chip | Posted in S Tv | Posted on 31-03-2014

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Speaker: Professor Paul Collier Chair: Robin Burgess This event was recorded on 22 September 2009 in Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building The natural assets of the poorest countries constitute the biggest single opportunity for transformative development. Paul Collier is a professor of economics at Oxford University and co-director of the International Growth Centre. The author of The Bottom Billion, which won the 2008 Lionel Gelber Prize for the world’s best book on international affairs, he has lectured widely on the subjects of economics and international relations. He was the senior advisor to Tony Blair’s Commission on Africa, and was Director of the Development Research group at the World Bank for five years.

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Natural Resource Management Online Schools Teach Environmental Health


Posted by Chip | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 28-02-2014

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People who would like to learn about the environment and the health of our planet might find natural resource management online schools an interesting educational path. Online schools will allow you to prepare for an important profession concerning the Earth’s water, marine life, atmosphere, agriculture, forests, fisheries, wildlife, and biological systems.

Imagine a course that you can take at your leisure to become an expert in protecting and maintaining the Earth’s natural resources–this is what online schools can offer you. If your goal is to work in agriculture or ranching, you can become well-versed in these areas with an online education from natural resource management schools. And, the best part is you will not have to set foot in a classroom. This is especially helpful for those who live in remote areas of the country and are unable to attend campus-based colleges.

Perhaps you are interested in ecology and conservation; natural resource management schools will allow you to focus your studies in these areas. You can learn the ins and outs of environmental management and maintaining an ecological balance to benefit the world and all its living creatures. An online education can provide excellent preparation for farmers, ranchers, scientists, biologists, park service employees, business people and especially environmental policy makers.

A course in natural resources management will cover the social and economic, biological, and environmental engineering aspects of managing the world’s natural resources as an integrated system. Advanced classes allow the student to specialize in various fields of study. Some students will want to focus on the physical Earth resources, such as hydrology, water management and quality, waste management, soil properties, energy resources, etc. Others will want to concentrate on biotic resources, which includes all living things: plants, animals, insects, microorganisms. Students who wish to prepare for management and administrative positions must have a broad understanding of the social, biological and physical aspects of managing and allocating our natural resources; these students will specialize in the social sciences. You can expect classes in agriculture, biology, chemistry, geology, mathematics, and ecology as a part of the general curriculum.

Upon graduation, you could qualify for many important positions. Depending on your educational focus, you could find employment with various related Federal government agencies such as Army Corps of Engineers, National Park Service, Fish and Wildlife Service, Geological Survey, Bureau of Indian Affairs, U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Reclamation, or the Agency for International Development. Natural resource management online schools can even help you prepare to join the Peace Corps.

In the private sector, you could apply for a position with a resource consulting firm, a water organization, mining and forest products companies, and a variety of conservation and environmental organizations. Perhaps your goal is to instruct others about managing our natural resources in a college or university setting, and you can prepare for such a career through online natural resource management schools.

For more information about Natural Resource Management Online Schools, please take a moment to research online schools, colleges and universities on our website and submit a request for more information. You will soon have all the information you need to decide if an online school is right for you.

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GIS Mapping – A Key Component to Natural Resource Management


Posted by Chip | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 22-02-2014

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GIS mapping is used around the world by cities large and small, and countries large and small to maintain the delicate balance of ecosystems and urban forests. GIS has numerous, well developed applications for the sciences, especially forestry, ecology, biology, wildlife management, and geology. In addition, GIS is an effective, if not necessary tool in managing the modern issues of park management, with some of the larger, well know parks receiving millions of visitors a year. GIS helps park managers and resource managers accomplish research, maintenance, modeling, and management on a daily basis. Chances are, the city you live in has its’ parks in a GIS.

Natural resource management is a multi-disciplinary, science base field that balances economic and environmental considerations. As there is a strong research component to resource management, GIS mapping is used to model and manage wildlife populations, timber growth and harvest, and manage environmental quality. Water resources falls into this category, where GIS is an important tool for identifying pollution sources and solutions that comply with state and federal environmental laws. One example is the County of Sacramento’s use of GIS mapping to identify non-point sources of water pollution, the types of land use that contribute the most pollution, and an evaluation of planning related scenarios to mitigate and reduce these sources. Not every GIS mapping solution has to be complex. In fact, many solutions are quite simple, but could not be accomplished without GIS due to the fact it represents data geographically, or spatially. A simple map showing the location of heavy metal discharging factories in proximity to open water is an example. It is not a complex map to create, but the visual impact is apparent to even novices.

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