Ecology and Biodiversity Papers at Tauranga (2024)

In studying Ecology and Biodiversity you'll learn about the distribution, abundance, and biology of organisms and their role in New Zealand's most important ecosystems.

Ecology and Biodiversity is available as a first major for the Bachelor of Climate Change (BCC), Bachelor of Science (BSc) and Bachelor of Science (Technology) (BSc(Tech)). Ecology and Biodiversity may also be taken as a second major or minor, subject to approval of the Division in which the student is enrolled.

To complete a major in Ecology and Biodiversity, students must take BIOEB101, BIOEB102, BIOEB201, BIOEB202, BIOEB203, BIOEB204, and 45 points from BIOEB301, BIOEB302, BIOEB303, BIOEB304, BIOEB305, BIOEB306 and BIOEB307.

To complete Ecology and Biodiversity as part of a double major, students must take BIOEB101, BIOEB102, BIOEB201, BIOEB202, BIOEB203, BIOEB204, and 30 points from 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.

Prospective MSc candidates should discuss their 300 level papers with the Postgraduate Convenor in order to ensure that a suitable number and combination of papers are taken.



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  • 100 Level

    Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location
    BIOEB102Introduction to Ecology and Biodiversity15.024B (Hamilton) & 24B (Tauranga)
    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.
    BIOEB102Introduction to Ecology and Biodiversity - Mātai Hauropi a Kanorau Koiora15.024B (Hamilton) & 24B (Tauranga)
    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. He whakataki tenei pepa i nga matapono o te matai ...
  • 200 Level

    Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location
    BIOEB202Principles of Ecology15.024B (Hamilton) & 24B (Tauranga)
    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 Function15.024A (Hamilton) & 24A (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...
  • 300 Level

    Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location
    BIOEB303Terrestrial Ecology15.024A (Hamilton) & 24A (Tauranga)
    This paper explores ecological theory to understand the dynamics, functioning, and restoration of terrestrial ecosystems in New Zealand and across the globe. Labs, workshops, and a weekend field trip are core components of this paper.
    BIOEB304Freshwater Ecology15.024A (Hamilton) & 24A (Tauranga)
    An introduction to the ecology of lakes and rivers. Topics covered include the structure and function of major freshwater communities, fish and fisheries, human impacts and the management of inland waters.
    BIOEB304Freshwater Ecology15.024A (Hamilton) & 24A (Tauranga)
    Freshwater ecology is the study of how organisms in freshwater ecosystems interact with each other and their environment. This paper will introduce the structure and function of ecological communities in rivers and lakes, their linkages with adjacent terrestrial and marine ecosystems, and the management of freshwaters including con...
    BIOEB305Marine Ecology15.024B (Hamilton) & 24B (Tauranga)
    An introduction to the structure and functioning of marine ecosystems. The paper explores the fundamentals of ecology (e.g. disturbance/recovery, recruitment, organism interactions with their environment, nutrient cycles, limits on productivity) in a marine setting. We also cover human impacts on marine environments including fishe...
  • 500 Level

    Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location
    BIOEB592Dissertation60.024X (Hamilton) & 24X (Tauranga)
    A report on the findings of a theoretical or empirical investigation.
    BIOEB594Ecology and Biodiversity Thesis120.024X (Hamilton) & 24X (Tauranga)
    An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research.
  • 800 Level

    Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location
    BIOEB800Ecology and Biodiversity MPhil Thesis120.024X (Hamilton) & 24X (Tauranga)
    No description available.
  • 900 Level

    Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location
    BIOEB900Ecology and Biodiversity PhD Thesis120.024I (Hamilton), 24I (Tauranga), 24J (Hamilton), 24K (Hamilton), 24X (Hamilton) & 24X (Tauranga)
    No description available.

2024 Catalogue of Papers information current as of : 22 February 2024 8:39am

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