The Unit for Environmental Sciences and Management is a value-driven research programme with the comprehensive objective of developing expertise and a fundamental understanding of how our natural world functions. Through high-quality research, post-graduate education and the provision of specialist services, the Unit contributes to the sustainable utilisation and management of natural resources in a manner that is appropriate and complies with the requirements of the time, the country and the nation. To ensure long-term relevance, the Unit strives for balance between fundamental academic research and applied market-oriented research. Members of the Unit have extensive national and international networks of a professional and academic nature and are intent upon transferring their wealth of experience and knowledge in the respective sub-programmes.