Environmental evaluation and natural capital

Course unit title:

Environmental evaluation and natural capital

Degree in:

Master Course in Wildlife Management, Conservation, And Control (WMCC)







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Learning outcomes of the course unit:

This course aims to provide the tools to give economic value to natural capital using the most widespread methodologies at international level. The cut that is intended to give the course is empirical, starting from the analysis of case studies in the literature that allow to raise discussions in which it is possible to embed some theoretical references that are the basis of the case study. A first small part of the course will be dedicated to the definition of natural capital, deepening the wildlife component, and its functions, as well as the description of the main analysis methodologies. Students will be involved in the analysis of the case studies already examined and in classroom exercises and in the preparation of an analysis path chosen by them.

Course contents:

The specific topics will be:

- Environment and economic theory, externalities and environmental impact;

- Evaluation tools for environmental resources: monetary techniques

- Case studies

Recommended or require reading and course materials:

Books and tutorials will be suggested during the course.

Mode of delivery:

Frontal lesson and practical lesson directly in the field, to examine case studies

Teaching methods:

Tutorials, exercises.

Assessment methods and criteria:

Students will be graded based on written exam. The exam will take place on the days immediately after the course and last a maximum of 2 hours.