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    The application of ecological principles to nature conservation.

    About this paper

    Paper title Principles of Nature Conservation
    Subject Botany
    EFTS 0.1667
    Points 20 points
    Teaching period Semester 1 (On campus)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $1,448.79
    International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

    Teaching staff

    Lecturers: Academic staff in the Botany department.

    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.


    Semester 1

    Teaching method
    This paper is taught On Campus
    Learning management system


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