ERST 203

Environmental Monitoring and Resource Assessment

Course overview

An introduction to environmental monitoring for effective resource management.

Course information

Prerequisites and Restrictions You must satisfy the following requirement(s):
  • a minimum of 75 credit point(s) from the course(s) specified below
  • a minimum of 75 credit point(s) from the course(s) specified below
  • any level 100 course
  • any level 200 course
  • any level 300 course

Credits 15
Domestic fees $943.00

What you will learn

After successfully completing this course, you’ll be able to: 

  1. Describe how Aotearoa-New Zealand’s statutory framework manages natural resources and mandates their assessment, monitoring and reporting.
  2. Apply best practice principles of environmental monitoring and resource assessment to real-world scenarios.
  3. Demonstrate that you understand the challenges and limitations of resource assessment, environmental monitoring and technologies, and can problem-solve accordingly.
  4. Explain fundamental ecological and environmental quality processes and parameters.
  5. Apply theory, procedures and protocols to the design and collection of environmental data.
  6. Use your knowledge of environmental data and appropriate tools to improve management and outcomes.
  7. Apply a critical perspective to environmental monitoring theory and practice.

Course examiners

Steve Urlich

Dr Steve Urlich


Faculty of Environment, Society and Design