BIOL275-22S1 (C) Semester One 2022

Field Ecology

15 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 21 February 2022
End Date: Sunday, 26 June 2022
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 6 March 2022
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 15 May 2022

Description

This course provides a fundamental grounding in the practical skills used in ecology, the study of relationships between organisms and their environment. It is designed to add to the co-requisite course BIOL274 Principles of Ecology (to form the equivalent of the 30-pt BIOL270 Ecology) if students want to advance to 300-level ecology courses. There is a particular emphasis on the problems and issues affecting natural systems, and how ecological knowledge can be applied to achieve solutions. The focus of the course is a four-day field trip to the UC Cass field station near Arthur’s Pass National Park. Combined with laboratory sessions prior to cultivate basic skills, the field course allows students to develop expertise in field experimental design and sampling, data analysis and interpretation, as well as providing practical experience in some wonderful high country environments. We will also recognise taongo species and consider appropriate Maori protocols (tikanga) for sampling in the field and the need for consultation. Overall, this course provides both a comprehensive platform for those wanting to undertake more advanced ecological study. The combination of BIOL274 and BIOL275 is a prerequisite for all ecology core courses at 300-level, and for students intending to progress to postgraduate level in ecology.

Learning Outcomes

University Graduate Attributes

This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.

Employable, innovative and enterprising

Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.

Restrictions

BIOL270

Co-requisites

Timetable 2022

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Computer Lab A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01-P1 Tuesday 14:00 - 17:00 Rehua 008 Computer Lab (15/3)
Ernest Rutherford 212 Computer Lab (22/3)
14 Mar - 27 Mar
01-P2 Wednesday 14:00 - 17:00 Rehua 008 Computer Lab
14 Mar - 27 Mar
Field Trip A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 09:00 - 17:00 Cass
18 Apr - 24 Apr
02 Sunday 09:00 - 17:00 Cass
18 Apr - 24 Apr
03 Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00 Cass
25 Apr - 1 May
Tutorial A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 14:00 - 15:00 Meremere 526
21 Feb - 27 Feb
Tutorial B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 14:00 - 17:00 James Logie 105
7 Mar - 13 Mar
02 Wednesday 14:00 - 17:00 James Logie 105
7 Mar - 13 Mar
Tutorial C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 14:00 - 15:00 Psychology - Sociology 307
9 May - 15 May
02 Wednesday 14:00 - 15:00 Psychology - Sociology 307
9 May - 15 May
03 Wednesday 15:00 - 16:00 Psychology - Sociology 307
9 May - 15 May

Course Coordinator

For further information see School of Biological Sciences Head of Department

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Short field trip reports 20%
Mihi pepeha 5%
Pre-field course operational requirements quiz 19 Mar 2021 5%
Major field trip report 21 May 2021 70%

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,070.00

International fee $5,172.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see School of Biological Sciences .

All BIOL275 Occurrences

  • BIOL275-22S1 (C) Semester One 2022