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ZOOL411 Behavioural Ecology and Evolution

Evaluation of current controversies and theoretical issues in behavioural ecology.

Paper title Behavioural Ecology and Evolution
Paper code ZOOL411
Subject Zoology
EFTS 0.1667
Points 20 points
Teaching period First Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,256.92
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $5,151.03

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Eligibility
Students are expected to have a general understanding of basic behavioural ecology and evolution concepts and to have taken a basic statistics paper.
Contact
zoology@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Dr Sheri Johnson
Dr Sheena Townsend
Dr Jenny Jandt
Paper Structure
Tutorials and independent research
Textbooks
Textbooks are not required for this paper.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Ethics, Information literacy, Research.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper will be able to
  • Identify and critically evaluate behavioural ecology and evolution literature
  • Develop an understanding of the processes of science
  • Communicate behavioural ecology/evolution concepts to science community and the general public
  • Design and execute research projects
  • Work effectively both independently and as part of a research group

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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 Thursday 14:00-16:50 9-15, 17-22

Evaluation of past and current trends regarding questions in ecological and evolutionary research and of how those trends influence research outcomes and scientific conclusions

Paper title Evaluating Trends and Controversies in Ecology and Evolution
Paper code ZOOL411
Subject Zoology
EFTS 0.1667
Points 20 points
Teaching period First Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,282.09
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $5,357.07

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Eligibility
Students are expected to have a general understanding of basic behavioural ecology and evolution concepts and to have taken a basic statistics paper.
Contact
zoology@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Dr Sheri Johnson
Dr Sheena Townsend
Dr Jenny Jandt
Paper Structure
Tutorials and independent research.
Textbooks
Textbooks are not required for this paper.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Ethics, Information literacy, Research.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper will be able to
  • Identify and critically evaluate behavioural ecology and evolution literature
  • Develop an understanding of the processes of science
  • Communicate behavioural ecology/evolution concepts to science community and the general public
  • Design and execute research projects
  • Work effectively both independently and as part of a research group

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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 Thursday 13:00-15:50 9-13, 15-22