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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 literature-based paper focuses on the New Zealand flora, its ecology, evolutionary history, diversity, cultural relevance and interactions with New Zealand's unique animals. Topics for in-depth discussion are chosen by the class from a list of current, central and contentious issues relevant to New Zealand botany in its broadest sense. Visiting researchers and guest lecturers frequently contribute to discussion topics. Special interest topics, in keeping with the paper's focus, can be included via individual presentations.
|Paper title||New Zealand Plant Ecology and Evolution|
|Teaching period||Second Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,348.60|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$5,967.53|
- Teaching staff
- Course Co-ordinator: Dr Janice Lord
- 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.
- Deliver a professional scientific lecture.
- Critically evaluate a published research paper.