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.

Other qualifications

Prescriptions for:

Ecology and Biodiversity papers

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BIOEB101 Concepts of Biology - Ngā Huatau o te Koiora right arrow

An introduction to the foundations of biology, including the structure and functioning of cells, evolution, the origins and diversity of life, and a...

15 24A (Hamilton)
BIOEB102 Introduction to Ecology and Biodiversity - Mātai Hauropi a Kanorau Koiora right arrow

An introduction to the principles of ecology and biodiversity. Topics include population, community and ecosystem ecology, conservation biology, and...

15 24B (Hamilton) & 24B (Tauranga)
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BIOEB200 Behavioural Ecology & Conservation right arrow

The paper provides an introduction to the principles and concepts of behavioural ecology, and to the application of these to case studies in...

15 24B (Hamilton)
BIOEB201 Principles of Evolution right arrow

This paper examines the evolution and diversity of life. Topics include the history and philosophy of evolutionary thought, discussion of the...

15 24A (Hamilton)
BIOEB202 Principles of Ecology right arrow

This paper covers the principles of ecology, including adaptation to the environment, intra- and inter-specific interactions, community and ecosystem...

15 24B (Hamilton) & 24B (Tauranga)
BIOEB203 Animal Structure and Function right arrow

This paper is an integrated theoretical and experimental study of the principles of animal structure and function. Comparative aspects will be...

15 24A (Hamilton) & 24A (Tauranga)
BIOEB204 Plant Structure and Function right arrow

Plants are key regulators of ecosystem processes, and actively respond to and change their environments. This paper examines how plants have these...

15 24B (Hamilton)
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BIOEB301 Advanced Animal Behaviour right arrow

This paper examines the development, causation, function and evolutionary history of vertebrate and invertebrate behaviour. A weekend field trip and...

15 24B (Hamilton)
BIOEB302 Advanced Zoology right arrow

An examination of the evolutionary biology of animals, including structure, function and evolutionary adaptation of selected invertebrates and...

15 24B (Hamilton)
BIOEB303 Terrestrial Ecology right arrow

This paper explores ecological theory to understand the dynamics, functioning, and restoration of terrestrial ecosystems in New Zealand and across...

15 24A (Hamilton) & 24A (Tauranga)
BIOEB304 Freshwater Ecology right arrow

Freshwater ecology is the study of how organisms in freshwater ecosystems interact with each other and their environment. This paper will introduce...

15 24A (Hamilton) & 24A (Tauranga)
BIOEB305 Marine Ecology right arrow

An introduction to the structure and functioning of marine ecosystems. The paper explores the fundamentals of ecology (e.g. disturbance/recovery...

15 24B (Hamilton) & 24B (Tauranga)
BIOEB307 Advanced Plant Biology right arrow

An introduction to the discipline of plant physiological ecology and the interactions between plants and their environment. Includes an emphasis on...

15 24B (Hamilton)
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BIOEB501 Applications of Animal Behaviour right arrow

This paper will critically examine key research topics and current issues in Animal behaviour. We learn about key concepts through classic papers in...

15 24B (Hamilton)
BIOEB502 Trends in Evolutionary and Environmental Genomics right arrow

This paper focuses on current trends in evolutionary and environmental genomics. The variety of contemporary applied topics includes conservation and...

15 24A (Hamilton)
BIOEB503 Terrestrial Ecology right arrow

This paper aims to develop students' understanding of ecological theory with a focus on terrestrial ecosystems, and of how theory can inform...

15 24A (Hamilton)
BIOEB504 Freshwater Ecology right arrow

This paper explores how advances in ecological theory and scientific methods can deliver new insights into the structure and functioning of...

15 24A (Hamilton)
BIOEB505 Coastal and Estuarine Ecology right arrow

This paper emphasises multi-disciplinary science to better understand the functioning of soft-sediment ecosystems. The course will cover ecological...

15 24X (Block)
BIOEB506 Environmental Physiology right arrow

An examination of selected topics in environmental physiology, considering how animals and plants interact with their environment and influence...

15 24B (Hamilton)
BIOEB592 Dissertation right arrow

A report on the findings of a theoretical or empirical investigation.

60 24X (Hamilton) & 24X (Tauranga)
BIOEB593 Ecology and Biodiversity Thesis right arrow

An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research.

90 No occurrences
BIOEB594 Ecology and Biodiversity Thesis right arrow

An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research.

120 24X (Hamilton) & 24X (Tauranga)
BIOMO503 Microbiomes right arrow

This paper explores microbiomes in the environment and in association with multicellular organisms, including humans, to understand their critical...

15 24A (Hamilton)
BIOMO512 Molecular Techniques for Environmental Science right arrow

This paper will introduce students of diverse scientific backgrounds to current and emerging molecular analytic and diagnostic techniques used across...

15 24B (Hamilton)
ENVSC502 Conservation and Restoration: Theory and Practice right arrow

This paper examines the application of scientific principles and theories in conservation biology and restoration ecology, with particular reference...

15 24A (Hamilton)
ENVSC504 Pollution and Environmental Contaminants right arrow

This paper examines the ecological effects of chemical and non-chemical pollution. Analysing online databases and the scientific literature provides...

15 24B (Hamilton)
ENVSC505 Environmental Systems: Biogeosciences across Scales right arrow

This paper examines how core concepts in the multidisciplinary field of biogeochemistry provide a systems understanding across scales.

15 24A (Hamilton)
PSYCH538 Applications of Behaviour Analysis right arrow

This paper focuses on the implementation of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) in practice. Behavioural interventions and programmes, including common...

15 24B (Hamilton) & 24B (Online)
PSYCH561 Behaviour Analysis: Concepts and Principles right arrow

This course provides an in-depth introduction to the conceptual foundations and core principles of behaviour analysis, including research and theory...

15 24A (Hamilton) & 24A (Online)
SCIEN512 Data Analysis and Experimental Design right arrow

This paper covers aspects of research design for experiments, and methods for analysis of scientific data using modern statistical techniques.

15 24A (Hamilton)
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BIOEB800 Ecology and Biodiversity MPhil Thesis right arrow

120 24X (Hamilton) & 24X (Tauranga)
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BIOEB900 Ecology and Biodiversity PhD Thesis right arrow

120 24I (Hamilton) & 24I (Tauranga) & 24J (Hamilton) & 24K (Hamilton) & 24X (Hamilton) & 24X (Tauranga)
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2024 Catalogue of Papers information current as of 24 May 2024 01:00am