Ecology and Biodiversity (2018)

Ecology and Biodiversity is available as a major for the BSc and BSc(Tech). Ecology and Biodiversity may also be taken as a second major or as a minor within other undergraduate degrees, subject to academic approval of the Faculty or School of Studies in which the student is enrolled.

To complete a major in Ecology and Biodiversity, students must take BIOEB101 and BIOEB102 and it is recommended that students complete additional 100 level papers to embed their understanding of the major within a broader scientific context. Recommended papers include BIOMO101, one of CHEMY100, CHEMY101 or CHEMY102, one of EARTH101 or EARTH102, and one paper with a substantive numeracy component. At 200 level students must take BIOEB 201, BIOEB202, BIOEB 203, and BIOEB204. At 300 level students must take three of BIOEB301, BIOEB302, BIOEB303, BIOEB304, BIOEB305, BIOEB306 and BIOEB307.

To complete a minor in Ecology and Biodiversity, students must take BIOEB102 and 45 points above 100 level taken from the papers listed below, including at least 15 points at 200 level and 15 points at 300 level.


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  • 100 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    BIOEB101Concepts of Biology18A (Hamilton)
    An introduction to the foundations of biology, including the structure and functioning of cells, evolution, the origins and diversity of life, and a tour of the major forms of life and their defining characteristics.
    BIOEB102Introduction to Ecology and Biodiversity18B (Hamilton)
    An introduction to the principles of ecology and biodiversity. Topics include population, community and ecosystem ecology, conservation biology, and the structure, functioning and environmental responses of animals and plants. Examples will include New Zealand ecosystems and biota.
  • 200 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    BIOEB201Principles of Evolution18A (Hamilton)
    This paper examines the evolution and diversity of life. Topics include the history and philosophy of evolutionary thought, discussion of the mechanisms of evolution, present-day evidence of evolution in animal, plant and bacterial taxa; modern methods of analysing this evidence, and the evolutionary origins of current-day biodiver...
    BIOEB202Principles of Ecology18B (Hamilton)
    This paper covers the principles of ecology, including adaptation to the environment, intra- and inter-specific interactions, community and ecosystem dynamics, and biogeography. Weekend field trips and computer laboratory work are essential elements.
    BIOEB203Animal Structure and Function18A (Hamilton) & 18A (Tauranga)
    This paper is an integrated theoretical and experimental study of the principles of animal structure and function. Comparative aspects will be emphasised in how animals adapt to their environment. Topics covered include homeostasis, the function of major organ systems, ecophysiology, musculoskeletal design and locomotion. An introd...
    BIOEB204Plant Structure and Function18B (Hamilton)
    Plants are key regulators of ecosystem processes, and actively respond to and change their environments. This paper examines how plants have these effects by exploring plant structure, functioning, and adaptation to different environments. Laboratory work emphasises the handling and identification of common native plants.
  • 300 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    BIOEB301Advanced Animal BehaviourThis paper will not be taught in 2018.
    This paper will not be taught in 2018.
    BIOEB302Advanced ZoologyThis paper will not be taught in 2018.
    This paper will not be taught in 2018.
    BIOEB303Terrestrial EcologyThis paper will not be taught in 2018.
    This paper will not be taught in 2018.
    BIOEB304Freshwater EcologyThis paper will not be taught in 2018.
    This paper will not be taught in 2018.
    BIOEB305Marine EcologyThis paper will not be taught in 2018.
    This paper will not be taught in 2018.
    BIOEB306Molecular Ecology and BiodiversityThis paper will not be taught in 2018.
    This paper will not be taught in 2018.
    BIOEB307Advanced Plant BiologyThis paper will not be taught in 2018.
    This paper will not be taught in 2018.

2018 Catalogue of Papers information current as of : 10 November 2017 1:31pm

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