Natural resources are a key element of
maintaining sustainable livelihoods and economies. Asia has a total
population of 4.4 billion in 2015. About 38% of which, live in tropical
region of South Asia and Southeast Asia, where annual population growth
rate remains high at 1.3%. The majority of this population depends on
natural resources for living. In addition to pressure from growing
population, natural resources in South and Southeast Asia have faced
the increasing threats from climate change. Furthermore, fast economic
development and environmental pollution in China and natural disasters
in Japan also pose great threat to sustainable development in Asia.
Given difference in geographic settings, climatic condition, and
socio-economic needs, managing natural resources in Asia remains a
challenging task requiring capable human resources with
Natural Resources Management field of study (NRM) at the SERD, AIT has
long experience providing excellent teaching and research supervision
in the field of natural resources management, including but not limited
to land use change, sustainable land management, forest management,
biodiversity conservation, climate change mitigation and adaptation in
agriculture, forestry and land use, community based natural resources
management, REDD+ and climate policy, payment for ecosystem services
and applications of geographic information technology to various
aspects of natural resources management.
NRM is continuously revising and
developing new courses to cope with the emergent problems such as
climate change and unsustainable exploitation of natural resources. NRM
students are equipped with a wide range of skills and techniques by
recognized multi-cultural faculty from various backgrounds as our
graduates poses high level of competency in performing natural
resources assessment, analysing natural resources related problems and
developing holistic solutions with adaptive management to the need of
Through a combination of teaching, research, fieldwork and outreach
activities, the Natural Resources Management (NRM) field of study of
SERD at AIT seeks to develop professionals who can contribute to the
sustainable use, management, and conservation of natural resources from
various perspectives. Prospective students are encouraged to contact
coordinator or advisor (s) of his/her field of interest if you have any
NRM students won debate: NRM
students representing AIT won the FAO annual debate organized on the
occasion of the International Day of Forests (21 March 2016) for the third successive year.
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Dr. Nophea Sasaki gave an invited talk on "Balancing Land Development and Biodiversity Conservation through Biodiversity Offsetting Program"
at the Regional Conference on Biodiversity Conservation in Tropical
Forests of the Greater Mekong Sub-region held on 23 – 25 March 2016 in
Siem Reap, Cambodia.