Natural resources and environment
Forestry - Agriculture - Environment
Increasing population and growing welfare place pressure on the natural environment and result in problems such as deforestation, overgrazing, and the contamination of land and water resources. In turn, the depletion of natural resources can frequently lead to land scarcity and to widespread changes in land use. Furthermore, we are increasingly aware that environmental issues may transcend national boundaries. As evidenced by various international agendas and agreements, the management of the Earth’s natural resources is of concern to us all.
Courses in the domain of natural resources are offered by the Department of Natural Resources. The Department of Natural Resources comprises three knowledge clusters: Forestry, Agriculture and Environment. Scientists from each of these three clusters contribute their specialized knowledge and research experience in forestry, agriculture and environment to the department’s courses. In addition, the department carries out research and offers courses in a number of cross-cutting topics. These include the adaptation and mitigation of impacts caused by increasing human pressure and economic production, as well as ‘high technology’ applications such as hyperspectral remote sensing, physical modelling, geo-infrastructure (cloud computing, wireless etc.) as well as wildlife tracking and sensor networks.
Overview of courses in geo-information science and earth observation in the natural resources course domain.