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The ecology and evolution of plants, with especial emphasis on New Zealand plants, their history, their environment and their interactions with animals.
This paper examines New Zealand plant ecology and evolution from a range of angles. The content is partly prescribed and partly chosen by the class through student led workshops. The prescribed component includes in-depth discussion groups on key themes associated with New Zealand Flora, its ecology and evolution, as well as formal debates on especially contentious issues. This section may include guest lectures. Student led workshops involve each student teaching the class for one session on a topic of their choice.
|Paper title||New Zealand Plant Ecology and Evolution|
|Teaching period||Semester 2 (On campus)|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,371.61|
|International Tuition Fees||Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.|
- Teaching staff
Course Co-ordinator: Dr Matt Larcombe
- Paper Structure
- Tutorials and self-directed learning
- Teaching Arrangements
- One 2-hour 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:
- Understand how to access and interpret the scientific literature
- Demonstrate in-depth understanding of central concepts, theories and current areas of debate
- Effectively communicate scientific information through peer-peer teaching
- Critically evaluate an unpublished research paper