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

    About this paper

    Paper title Evaluating Trends and Controversies in Ecology and Evolution
    Subject Zoology
    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.
    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


    Semester 1

    Teaching method
    This paper is taught On Campus
    Learning management system


    Stream Days Times Weeks
    A1 Thursday 13:00-15:50 9-13, 15-16, 18-22
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