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ECOL111 Ecology and Conservation of Diversity

Species and population ecology: patterns of biodiversity; management of threatened species; evolution and environmental influences; how individuals interact with each other in populations, and with their physical environment.

Paper title Ecology and Conservation of Diversity
Paper code ECOL111
Subject Ecology
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period First Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,018.05
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,320.00

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Restriction
BIOL 114
Schedule C
Science
Contact
ecology@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Co-coordinator: Robert Poulin
Textbooks
Michael L. Cain, William D. Bowman, and Sally D. Hacker (2014) Ecology. Third edition. Sunderland, Massachusetts : Sinauer Associates, Inc. Publishers
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Environmental literacy, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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Learning Outcomes
  • Understand how evolution and the environment affect species
  • Understand how and why species fluctuate in abundance
  • Understand how vital rates can be influenced by conditions and resources
  • Understand how intra- and interspecific interactions can affect populations
  • Understand how to use ecological principles to conserve threatened species
  • Understand what underpins our planet's biodiversity
  • Develop skills in experimental design, group work, critical thinking and scientific communication (including report writing and oral communication)

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Timetable

First Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Monday 11:00-11:50 9-15, 17-22
Wednesday 11:00-11:50 9-15, 17-22
Friday 11:00-11:50 9-14, 17-22

Practical

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
P1 Monday 14:00-17:50 9-15, 17-22
P2 Tuesday 14:00-17:50 9-15, 18-22
P3 Wednesday 14:00-17:50 9-15, 17-22
P4 Thursday 14:00-17:50 9-15, 17-22