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    Ecological, genetic and biogeographic principles underlying biological conservation; rationale for conservation; genetics and population dynamics of small populations; conservation problems relating to human-mediated threats to species. Project work consisting of submission of a research proposal relating to the conservation of indigenous biodiversity in New Zealand.

    This paper is intended to provide a grounding in conservation biology for Wildlife Management students coming from non-biological science backgrounds. It is taught in conjunction with ZOOL 319, and in addition to the ZOOL 319 assignments and exam, there is project work consisting of submission of a research proposal relating to the conservation of indigenous biodiversity in New Zealand.

    About this paper

    Paper title Conservation Biology for Wildlife Management
    Subject Wildlife Management
    EFTS 0.1667
    Points 20 points
    Teaching period Semester 2 (On campus)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $1,701.51
    International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.
    ECOL 311, ZOOL 319
    Limited to
    Approval from the Head of Department of Zoology is required for non-PGDipWLM students.
    Teaching staff

    Dr Jo Monks
    Professor Bruce Robertson

    Textbooks are not required for this paper.
    The course material refers to recently published research in scientific journals.
    Graduate Attributes Emphasised
    Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Environmental literacy, Research, Self-motivation.
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    Learning Outcomes
    Conservation Biology students will gain an understanding of the basic ecological principles underlying conservation. Students will be able to gather and analyse information and answer questions about conservation and will be able to apply their knowledge to discuss and solve real-life problems. Above all students will have an appreciation of the need for and an ability to apply critical thinking, scientific rigour and a systematic approach to conservation problems.


    Semester 2

    Teaching method
    This paper is taught On Campus
    Learning management system


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


    Stream Days Times Weeks
    A1 Monday 13:00-16:50 41
    Monday 14:00-16:50 30-35, 37-40
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