Natural Resources

Environmental and Biological Engineering
5.5 ECTS; 3º Ano, 1º Semestre, 30,0 T + 30,0 P


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Acquisition of knowledge in the area of sustainable development.
Study of the main natural resources, its intrinsic value, industrial and energetic applications.
Sustainable management of natural resources.

1 - Introduction - Biodiversity; value and rating of natural resources.
2 - Water Resources.
3 - Biological Resources.
4 - Mineral Resources.
5 - Energy resources.
6 - Sustainable management of natural resources. Sustainability policies.

Evaluation Methodology
Continuous evaluation - Two mini-tests; two worksheets. Preparation of an essay
followed by an oral presentation.
Final examination.

- Miller Jr., G. (2007). Ciência Ambiental. S. Paulo: Cengage Learning
- Clini, C. e Gorb, S. e Gullino, M. (2008). Sustainable Development and Environmental Management - Experiences and Case Studies. EUA: Springer
- Oliveira, J. (2005). Gestão Ambiental. Lisboa: Lidel - Edições Técnicas
- Carvalho, C. e Fadigas, E. e Reis, L. (2005). Energia, Recursos naturais e a Prática do Desenvolvimento Sustentável. Brasil: Manole

Method of interaction
Lectures and laboratory practice.

Software used in class