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ZOOL411 Evaluating Trends and Controversies in Ecology and Evolution

Evaluation of past and current trends regarding questions in ecological and evolutionary research and of how those trends influence research outcomes and scientific conclusions.

Paper title Evaluating Trends and Controversies in Ecology and Evolution
Paper code ZOOL411
Subject Zoology
EFTS 0.1667
Points 20 points
Teaching period Semester 1 (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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Students are expected to have a general understanding of basic behavioural ecology and evolution concepts and to have taken a basic statistics paper.
Teaching staff

Dr Jenny Jandt
Dr Sheri Johnson

Paper Structure
Tutorials and independent research.
Textbooks are not required for this paper.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Ethics, Information literacy, Research.
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Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete the paper will be able to:

  • Identify and critically evaluate behavioural ecology and evolution literature
  • Develop an understanding of the processes of science
  • Communicate behavioural ecology/evolution concepts to science community and the general public
  • Design and execute research projects
  • Work effectively both independently and as part of a research group

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Semester 1

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


Stream Days Times Weeks
A1 Thursday 13:00-15:50 9-14, 16-22