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|
|Teaching period||First Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,038.45|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$4,492.80|
- BIOL 114
- Schedule C
- Teaching staff
- Co-coordinator: Robert Poulin
- 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)