Geography of Environmental Resources

Geography of Environmental Resources




ECTS credit:6

Lecturer(s): prof. dr. Vintar Mally Katja


• definition of environmental resources and types of environmental resources,
• ecosystem services and biodiversity (at ecosystem, species and genetic levels) as an environmental resource and their importance to human society,
• space (land use – forested, agricultural and urban landscapes) as a limited environmental resource,
• renewable environmental resources (solar energy, biomass energy, hydropower, ocean energy, wind energy, geothermal energy, water resources, air, soil) – characteristics, possibilities and limitations of their use,
• non-renewable environmental resources (fossil fuels, uranium, minerals) –characteristics and environmental consequences of their use,
• management of environmental resources in the context of sustainable development (characteristics of current use, principles of sustainable use, carrying capacity definitions),
• possibilities of sustainable use of environmental resources in the world and in Slovenian regions.