The techniques of field ecology; sampling strategies, design, procedures and equipment; an initiation to ecological research.
|Paper title||Ecology Field Course|
|Teaching period||1st Non standard period (6 February 2017 - 21 June 2017)|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,018.05|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$4,320.00|
- ECOL 211 and ECOL 212 and (STAT 110 or STAT 115)
- Schedule C
- (i) This course is intended for third year students majoring in Ecology. However, other students may be admitted at the discretion of the Programme Co-ordinator. (ii) A compulsory field trip will be held prior to the beginning of the semester between 6 - 12 February 2017.
- Enrolments for this paper require departmental permission. View more information about departmental permission.
- Teaching staff
- Co-ordinators: Kath Dickinson
and Tony Harland
- Text books are not required for this paper.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship,
Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Environmental literacy,
Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
- Learning Outcomes
- Students will gain experience with the scientific process by carrying out all steps
of an independent research project. Students will:
- Research and design a study
- Work in pairs to execute the study during a week-long field camp to the Catlins region of the South Island of New Zealand in February
- Analyse their data
- Present the results in oral and written reports
- Experimental design
- Quantitative analyses
- Critical thinking
- Scientific communication (in both written and oral format)