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SERM student research mission to Maremma, Italy
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11 of the Institute’s postgraduate students participated in a research mission to the Parco Regionale della Maremma in Tuscany, Italy in April 2013. The field trip was part of the M.Sc. in Sustainable Environmental Resource Management (an International Masters Programme offered as a dual degree by the University of Malta and James Madison University of Virginia, USA) and was designed to provide hands-on experience to complement the theoretical grounding that students would have obtained through other course units.

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Through an intensive programme of lectures, extensive fieldwork and discussion seminars during their week-long visit (22 to 29 April 2013), the students addressed a range of environmental management concerns, with a focus on the sustainable planning and management of the park and its neighbouring regions.  Specific topics covered during the week included the use of sustainability indicators for monitoring the impacts of climate change, the impacts of changing water regimes on geomorphic and biotic environments, landscape-scale biodiversity conservation, measurement and evaluation of changes in coastal dynamics, and environmental impact assessment of energy infrastructure.

The work which students carried out during this research mission was assessed as part of the study-unit SCI5023 titled “Mediterranean Science and Technology Policy”.


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Photos courtesy of Brandon Hoilett

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