tl;dr : how would you talk about (Scientific approaches to sustainable resource management – applied to a local problem) ?
I'm applying for this Ms degree in sustainable resource management and I have to write an essay of 800 words about (Scientific approaches to sustainable resource management – applied to a local problem) but I'm not sure that I got the correct understanding of the idea required here. My background is from a different field and I'm afraid that I'll just write something totally out of the point.
I have read some report about the concept of sustainability but I still wanted an opinion from someone actually in the field, so here I am.
My understanding of the point is as follows: I would pick a certain resource in my country - say a forest. And try to suggest ideas about how to make it more sustainable, through the concepts that might apply.
Does this sound reasonable? Is there any articles, reports or book I should read? And finally is there any similar essays I can use as a guide in writing mine? Surely someone did this before, right?
thank you in advance