This module examines the global ecological crisis and draws on contemporary geographical scholarship to evaluate approaches to sustainable landuse change and ecological restoration. Key concepts in environmental geography such as socio-ecological systems and ecosystem services are explored in addition to their implications for environmental governance. Case studies from across the world are used to illustrate theories and concepts in practice.
Analyse threats to biodiversity and ecosystems from human activity
Discuss the co-benefits and conflicts that can arise in land-use change and restoration
Analyse key issues in governance of nature and biodiversity at different spatial scales
Apply a socio-ecological lens to evaluate approaches to restoration of nature