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BTNY465 Plant and Environment

The physiological ecology of marine, freshwater and terrestrial plants.

This literature-based paper focuses on current topics in marine, freshwater and terrestrial plants and fungi and their interactions with the environment. The paper is team taught by academic staff, so topics can vary in focus and approach, from gene expression to community ecology. Guided class discussion of selected topics, combined with individual free-topic presentations and original research proposals, allows students to gain an in-depth understanding of plant-environment interactions across a variety of themes, as well as focus on aspects of particular interest.

Paper title Plant and Environment
Paper code BTNY465
Subject Botany
EFTS 0.1667
Points 20 points
Teaching period Semester 2 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,409.28
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Teaching staff

Course Co-ordinator: Associate Professor Linn Hoffmann

Paper Structure

Tutorials and self-directed learning.

Teaching Arrangements
One 2-hour lecture/tutorial per week.

Textbooks are not required for this paper.

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Communication, Critical thinking, Self-motivation.
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Learning Outcomes

By the end of the paper students should be able to:

  • Critically evaluate and summarise the scientific literature.
  • Demonstrate in-depth understanding of central concepts, theories and current areas of debate.
  • Deliver a professional scientific lecture.
  • Develop an original research question into a funding application.

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Semester 2

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


Stream Days Times Weeks
A1 Tuesday 09:00-10:50 28-34, 36-41