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BTNY469 Principles of Nature Conservation

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The application of ecological principles to nature conservation.

Paper title Principles of Nature Conservation
Paper code BTNY469
Subject Botany
EFTS 0.1667
Points 20 points
Teaching period Semester 1 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,371.61
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Teaching staff

Course Co-ordinator: Professor Kath Dickinson

Paper Structure

Tutorial sessions and self-directed learning.

Teaching Arrangements

Weekly roundtable discussions based on agreed reading material and student-led presentations.


Textbooks are not required for this paper.

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Environmental literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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Learning Outcomes

Students will gain:

  • An understanding of significant issues related to our understanding of nature conservation and key principles and approaches that can be applied in practice
  • An appreciation of the need for and an ability to apply critical thinking, scientific rigour and a systematic approach to science and nature conservation issues in theory and in practice
  • An understanding of key topics from a variety of cultural perspectives
  • Experience in teamwork in the preparation of class presentations

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Semester 1

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


Stream Days Times Weeks
A1 Tuesday 10:00-12:50 13
Tuesday 11:00-12:50 9-12, 14, 17-22
Tuesday 11:00-13:50 15