Management of Biological Resources
Information from the course leader
A warm welcome to the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences and the course Management of Biological Resources!
Below, you will find general information about the student account, registration for the course and other practical information.
The student account
You will need your student account to access e.g. your e-mail, Ladok and Canvas. For information regarding how to create your student account, follow this link: https://student.slu.se/en/study-support/it-support/support/new-student---start/
Registration for the course
Self-registration for the course is done in Ladok between 2023-10-17–2023-10-31. Remember that you must be admitted and registered in Ladok to be able take the course. Having access to Canvas does not mean you are registered in the course and without registration, you are risking losing your place in the course. If you have been admitted to the course with conditions, you need to send your credit list to the course leader who will review it and decide if you can register. Do this as soon as possible as reviewing credits may take a few days due to the course start.
If you are entitled extra educational support, please inform the course leader at the start of the course so that special arrangements can be made.
For educational support for an exam, see instructions in the exam registration in Ladok Student. You need to register for alternative exam arrangements no later than 10 workings days prior to the examination day. More information here: https://student.slu.se/en/study-support/study-support/funka/.
Discontinuation of a course
If you want to discontinue the course, you should immediately notify the educational administrators at firstname.lastname@example.org, who in turn will inform the course leader and register a non-completion of the course in Ladok after your approval. You are also able to register an early non-completion of the course (within three weeks after course start) in Ladok yourself.
You need to register for exams in Ladok. The registration closes 10 working days prior to the exam. You can find your anonymity code in Ladok Student. It's not possible to register for the exam after the deadline has passed.
On Wednesdays between 12:30-14:30 we have an exam hand out at the department (Ulls hus, 4th floor). Please remember to bring your ID-card.
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The educational administrators
The course evaluation is now closed
Once the evaluation is closed, the course coordinator and student representative have 1 month to draft their comments. The comments will be published in the evaluation report.
Additional course evaluations for NA0168
Academic year 2022/2023
2022-11-01 - 2023-01-15
Academic year 2021/2022
2021-11-02 - 2022-01-16
Academic year 2020/2021
2020-11-02 - 2021-01-17
Academic year 2019/2020
2019-11-01 - 2020-01-19
Academic year 2018/2019
2018-11-05 - 2019-01-20
Academic year 2017/2018
2017-10-30 - 2018-01-14
Academic year 2016/2017
2016-10-31 - 2017-01-15
Academic year 2015/2016
2015-10-26 - 2016-01-17
Academic year 2014/2015
2014-11-10 - 2015-01-18
Syllabus and other information
NA0168 Management of Biological Resources, 7.5 CreditsFörvaltning av Biologiska Resurser
SubjectsEnvironmental Science Economics
Education cycleMaster’s level
Advanced study in the main fieldSecond cycle, has only first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
Master’s level (A1N)
The grade requirements within the course grading system are set out in specific criteria. These criteria must be available by the course start at the latest.
Prior knowledgeKnowledge equivalent to English B from upper secondary school.
Knowledge equivalent to 180 credits of which 90 credits in Economics.
The goal of the course is to give a deeper knowledge in the economics of biological resources and their management. This course presents an economic analysis of renewable and nonrenewable biological resources. Concepts include static and dynamic efficiency, equity, property rights, discounting and market failure. The course will cover current and proposed policies for resource management such as transferable quotas, taxes, subsidies, regulations, and public versus private ownership.
With successful completion of this course, the student shall be able to:
account for the possibilities and limitations of a market economy when it comes to the solution of environmental problems and the management of biological resources
describe the economically optimal use of biological resources
judge the usefulness of various environmental policy instruments in different situations
use economic theory on actual resource management problems, including their temporal aspects
Description of various biological resource management problems and economic explanations for why they arise
Description of various policy instruments for biological resources
Analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of various policy instruments in different situations
Analysis of the temporal dimension of natural resource management and stock pollution
Grading formThe grade requirements within the course grading system are set out in specific criteria. These criteria must be available by the course start at the latest.
Formats and requirements for examination
Exam, project report, exercises and participation in obligatory meetings.
Passing grade on exam, passing grade on project report, passed assignments, and active participation in obligatory meetings.
If a student has failed an examination, the examiner has the right to issue supplementary assignments. This applies if it is possible and there are grounds to do so.
The examiner can provide an adapted assessment to students entitled to study support for students with disabilities following a decision by the university. Examiners may also issue an adapted examination or provide an alternative way for the students to take the exam.
If this syllabus is withdrawn, SLU may introduce transitional provisions for examining students admitted based on this syllabus and who have not yet passed the course.
For the assessment of an independent project (degree project), the examiner may also allow a student to add supplemental information after the deadline for submission. Read more in the Education Planning and Administration Handbook.
The right to participate in teaching and/or supervision only applies for the course instance the student was admitted to and registered on.
If there are special reasons, students are entitled to participate in components with compulsory attendance when the course is given again. Read more in the Education Planning and Administration Handbook.
Department of Economics
- Perman, R., Ma, Y., McGilvray, J., Common, M. (2011). Natural Resources and Environmental Economics. Fourth edition, Pearson, Harlow, UK, Chapters 2, 16-18. 1) Conrad Jon, M. (2010) Resource Economics. Second edition. Cambridge University Press.
- Karp, L. (2017). Natural Recourses as Capital. MIT Press.