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    The physiological ecology of marine, freshwater and terrestrial plants.

    This literature-based paper focuses on current topics in marine, freshwater and terrestrial plants and fungi and their interactions with the environment. The paper is team taught by academic staff, so topics can vary in focus and approach, from gene expression to community ecology. Guided class discussion of selected topics, combined with individual free-topic presentations and original research proposals, allows students to gain an in-depth understanding of plant-environment interactions across a variety of themes, as well as focus on aspects of particular interest.

    About this paper

    Paper title Plant and Environment
    Subject Botany
    EFTS 0.1667
    Points 20 points
    Teaching period Semester 2 (On campus)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $1,448.79
    International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.
    Teaching staff

    Course Co-ordinator: Associate Professor Linn Hoffmann

    Paper Structure

    Tutorials and self-directed learning.

    Teaching Arrangements
    One 2-hour lecture/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:

    • Critically evaluate and summarise the scientific literature.
    • Demonstrate in-depth understanding of central concepts, theories and current areas of debate.
    • Deliver a professional scientific lecture.
    • Develop an original research question into a funding application.


    Semester 2

    Teaching method
    This paper is taught On Campus
    Learning management system


    Stream Days Times Weeks
    A1 Tuesday 09:00-10:50 29-35, 37-42
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