Dr. Amy Diedrich

Since 2014, Dr. Amy Diedrich coordinates and teaches every year a popular subject on Principles and Practices of Protected Area Management (EV5209) at James Cook University, in collaboration with a few members of The Conservation Planning Group.

This subject is designed to build theoretical and applied knowledge in the field of Protected Area Management. Students are introduced to:

  • – the history and concept of protected areas;
  • – fundamentals of the social, economic and ecological dimensions of protected areas;
  • – the role and issues facing indigenous people in protected areas;
    governance, management and evaluation of protected areas;
  • – and current issues and challenges facing protected area managers internationally.

Through participating in this subject, students have the opportunity to engage in an interactive, varied and interdisciplinary learning experience through lectures, tutorials and discussions with a variety of researchers active in the field of Protected Area Management.

This year, four members will give three guest lectures and one practical:

  • Prof. Bob Pressey: Conservation Planning (guest lecture)
  • Melanie Hamel: Introduction to reserve design (practical)
  • Adrian Arias: Enforcement and Compliance (guest lecture)
  • Dr. Ian Craigie:  Evaluating the success of protected areas: Research, monitoring and evaluation (guest lecture)

For more information, feel free to contact Dr. Amy Diedrich (lecturer).

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