Highland And Mountain Resource Management
The purpose of this course is to introduce students to highlands and mountains
as one of the fragile ecosystems in the world. Students are able to learn about
the formation of mountains, how humans use mountains, the impact of man’s
activities on mountains and, hazards that arise as a result of unsustainable
mountain utilization. Against this background students will be able to suggest
mitigation measures so as to minimize these hazards.
mountain resource are essential for societal livelihoods. However, there has
been negative implications of man on them, thus the students will be equipped
with knowledge and practices which include land use practices that will
encourage sustainable utilization of the resource.
By the end of this
course, the student should be able to:
- Explain the geography of mountains.
- Identify the different land uses in highland and
- Discuss the impacts of unsustainable mountain
- Suggest sustainable management of highland and
completing the course is expected to:
the physical processes that exist in highlands and mountain environments and
the geoecological processes that shape them.
an understanding of hazards, climate change, and the political economy of highlands
and mountain regions.
the impacts of natural and human caused climate changes on physical processes
that are dominate in highlands and mountain environments, the associated
affects on resources and society, and how science and modern technology can be
used to mitigate and/or adapt to the new conditions.