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Plants = Life

Botany covers all aspects of the life of plants. It includes their structure and development, physiology and biochemistry, genetics, as well as their relationships with the environment and other organisms.

Our research focuses on the evolution, physiology and ecology of plants, algae, fungi, cyanobacteria and virus in a range of anthropogenic and natural contexts.


Ecology Fund applications

Funding is available for students whose research is ecological in nature. More information, and how to apply is available on our Scholarships page.

Papers Offered in Botany, 2019

Looking for information about papers offered in 2019? Click on the paper codes below, or visit our Papers page to see what Botany has to offer.

Paper Code Paper Title and Description
BIOL123 Plants: How They Shape the World
Learn how plants made the world you live in and how we can use them to secure our future
CELS191 Cell and Molecular Biology
An introduction to the biology of cells; fundamentals of molecular biology; organismal and molecular genetics; human genetic variation; diversity and biology of microorganisms; microbial virulence and disease processes.
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.
BTNY201 Plant Functional Biology and Biotechnology
Learn about the cellular processes of plant growth and how to use this in plant biotechnology
BTNY202 Plant and Fungal Diversity
Plant diversity with a particular emphasis on New Zealand, in the context of the Southern Hemisphere. The evolution of plants and processes of adaptation and selection; the relationships between plants, including lichens and fungi, in the past and present.
BTNY203 Marine and Freshwater Botany
The diversity, physiology and ecology of marine and freshwater plants, algae and cyanobacteria.
BTNY301 Plant Ecology
Learn how plants respond to and influence their environment across a range of terrestrial, freshwater and marine ecosystems.
BTNY302 Plant Interactions
Learn how plants interact with fungi, bacteria, viruses and animals and gain insights on how plant interactions impacts on plant biology from community structure to crop productivity.
BTNY303 Topics in Field Botany
Learn about plants in the world around us through a hands-on field ecology course that emphasises identifying plants and surveying plant populations and communities.

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