Natural Resources Management

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About NRM

Natural Resources Management (NRM) academic program is designed to train students in the fields of sustainable use and management of natural resources, community-based natural resources management, forest carbon accounting, biodiversity conservation, valuation of ecosystem services, economics of NRM, NRM and climate policy, technologies and sustainability, assessment of natural resources using conventional and modern temporal and geospatial technologies. NRM focuses teaching and research on both terrestrial and coastal resources and ecosystems from social and physical science perspectives. NRM also provides training, outreach and capacity-building opportunities and has assisted many universities in Nepal, Cambodia, Vietnam and and more to develop their academic programs.

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Research Areas

Sustainable forest carbon management, Land use change, Land degradation, Water management and governance, Biodiversity conservation, Natural resource economics and policies, Climate mitigation/adaptation, and Applications of geomatics in natural resources management.

Coursework and Research​

The curriculum offered by the NRM program includes courses in

Course ID Course Title Status Credit(s) Semester
Ecological Principles for Natural Resources Management
Required
3 (3-0)
August
Natural Resources Management Issues in Asia
Elective
1 (1-0)
August
Society and Natural Resource Management
Elective
3 (3-0)
August
Land Resources Management
Required
3 (3-0)
August
Natural Resources Economics
Elective
2 (2-0)
August
REDD+
Elective
3 (3-1)
August
Introduction to Development and Sustainability
Required
2 (2-0)
August
Introduction to Research Design
Required
2 (2-0)
August
Introduction to Quantitative Methods I
Elective
2 (1-2)
August/January
Forestry
Elective
3 (3-0)
January
Biodiversity and Conservation
3 (3-0)
Elective
January
Land Resources Management
3 (3-0)
Required
January
Integrated Natural Resources Planning and Policy
2 (2-0)
Required
January
Quantitative Research Methods I
2 (1-2)
Elective
January
Quantitative Research Methods II
2 (1.5-1.5)
Elective
January
Quantitative Research Methods
2 (1-3)
Elective
January
Natural Resources Degradation and Conservation
3 (3-0)
Elective
InterSem
Quantitative Analysis using R
1 (0.5-1.5)
Elective
InterSem

There are also a number of courses offered by other fields of study in AIT in the area of rural development, gender studies, environment, agriculture, climate change, and GIS/remote sensing that are of interest to NRM students. In addition to coursework, each student will undertake an independent thesis or research project on NRM issues. In international peer-reviewed journal

Research Facilities

We have an excellent array of international collaboration for research, teaching and outreach with universities, research institutes and regional/international organizations in Asia, Europe and North America. 

Students have opportunity to involve in academic exchange program and research activities. Students also have access to excellent teaching and research facilities, spatial systems laboratory (RS/GIS), including the AIT library and other computing facilities for state of the art hands on sessions. 

AIT has several centers of excellence related to climate change, consulting, outreach and students can have opportunities for internship within or outside the campus. Field trips are organized to provide real world experiences to the students.

Career for Graduates

Natural resource manager; professional forester; land use planner; geographic information system or remote sensing specialist; fishery/wildlife manager; university professors; environmental policy analyst; environmental advocate; environmental consultant; environmental entrepreneur; restoration specialist;  natural resources /environmental educator; and regulatory compliance enforcement officer.

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Professor Nophea Sasaki
Forest and Carbon Management
Professor

Program: Natural Resources Management

Email: nopheas@ait.ac.th

Contact: (+66) 2-254-5778

Room Number: E119, SERD Building


Area of Expertise
Forest and Carbon Management

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Professor Rajendra P. Shrestha
Land-climate Change, Ecosystem
Professor

Program: Natural Resources Management

Email: rajendra@ait.ac.th

Contact: (+66) 2-254-5602

Room Number: W209, SERD Building


Area of Expertise
Land-climate Change, Ecosystem

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Asst.Prof. Takuji W. Tsusaka
Poverty and Natural Resources
Assistant Professor
Chair

Program: Natural Resources Management

Email: takuji@ait.ac.th

Contact: (+66)2-254-5585

Room Number: E214, SERD Building


Area of Expertise
Poverty and Natural Resources

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