2021 information for papers will be published in early September.
Focuses on how species interact, how these interactions build communities, how natural and human induced disturbances affect the integrity and sustainability of communities, and how an understanding of community and ecosystem-level processes can aid the restoration and management of natural areas for conservation.
|Paper title||Ecology of Communities and Ecosystems|
|Teaching period||First Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,080.30|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$4,858.95|
- ECOL 111
- Schedule C
- ECOL 111 may be taken as a corequisite by students who have already passed 72 points from Science Schedule C.
- Teaching staff
- Course co-ordinators: Professor Phil Bishop
and Professor Kath Dickinson
- Paper Structure
- This paper focuses on:
- How species interact
- How these interactions build communities
- How natural and human-induced disturbances affect the structure and functioning of communities
- How an understanding of community and ecosystem-level processes can aid the conservation, restoration and management of natural areas
- William D. Bowman, Sally D. Hacker, and Michael L. Cain (2017) Ecology. Fourth edition. Sunderland, Massachusetts: Sinauer Associates, Inc. Publishers
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical
thinking, Cultural understanding, Environmental literacy, Information literacy, Research,
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- Learning Outcomes
- Understand how the activities of species affect other individuals and species
- Understand how groups of interacting individuals and species persist
- Explain the processes involved that enable complex groups of individuals and species to persist
- Develop skills in experimental design, group work, critical thinking and scientific communication (including report writing and oral communication)