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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 paper examines New Zealand plant ecology and evolution from a range of angles. The content is partly prescribed and partly chosen by the class through student led workshops. The prescribed component includes in-depth discussion groups on key themes associated with New Zealand Flora, its ecology and evolution, as well as formal debates on especially contentious issues. This section may include guest lectures. Student led workshops involve each student teaching the class for one session on a topic of their choice.

    About this paper

    Paper title New Zealand Plant Ecology and Evolution
    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: Dr Matt Larcombe

    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
    • Effectively communicate scientific information through peer-peer teaching
    • Critically evaluate a published research paper


    Semester 2

    Teaching method
    This paper is taught On Campus
    Learning management system


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