The increase in human numbers and the scale of economic activity has put humans in a position to greatly influence environmental and resource change. Explaining the extent and impact of this influence or selecting and designing appropriate management methods is well beyond the theory and analytical tools of individual disciplines, such as economics, ecology, social or physical sciences.
- Students possess thorough knowledge of basic and advanced ideas, theories and concepts of environmental science and resource management - in Icelandic and international context.
- Students can design research questions, set forth hypothesis, critically synthesized literature and compose research papers.
- Students have gained proficiency in environmental literacy, the management of data, and can evaluate basic quantitative information.