GETh 305: Geography of Natural Resources

Course IDCourse NameInstructorRoom NumberTime
GETh 305Geography of Natural ResourcesDr. M. Maksudur Rahman23010:00-10:50 A.M. (Tuesday), 1:30-2:20 P.M. (Thursday)

Natural Resources: Definitions, concepts, types, scope, spatial characteristics and temporal cycles

Forest Resources: Extent of resource base, changing nature, regimes, use and environmental implications

Water Resources: Extent of resource base, supply and demand, quality, management

Land Resources: Biodiversity, protected areas and environmental conservation

Mineral Resources: Extent of resource base, scarcity and abundance, exploitation, international relations, conflict and impact of mining

Energy Resources: Sources, consumption, reserves and scarcity, environmental externalities

Contemporary Issues of Natural Resource Conservation: Economic development, population growth, technology and carrying capacity, climate change

Environmental Treaties and Strategies: Environmental movement and natural resources, progress of sustainability, equity and ethics, resource conservation strategies from Stockholm to Rio

Suggested Readings:

  • Mather, A. S. and Chapman, K. (1999) Environmental Resources, Longman
  • Chiras, D. D and Reganold, J.P. (2009) Natural Resource Conservation; Management for a Sustainable Future, Pearson Education Ltd.
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