FORE443-21S2 (C) Semester Two 2021

Biosecurity Risk Management

15 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 19 July 2021
End Date: Sunday, 14 November 2021
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 1 August 2021
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 1 October 2021

Description

Biological threats to New Zealand environment and primary industries with a focus on risk identification and management systems in Forestry.

Biosecurity has been described as ‘My number one priority’ and ‘My number one Challenge’ by successive Minister’s for Primary Industries. Recent incursions/establishments of major exotic pests and diseases, e.g., COVID19, myrtle rust, PSA on kiwifruit and Mycoplasma bovis, highlight why a strong understanding of New Zealand’s biosecurity system is essential to any graduate entering the primary sector workforce or the central and regional government departments that support the primary and environmental sectors. New Zealand faces an on-going struggle to protect our economic, social, environmental and cultural values from new biosecurity threats whilst maintaining expansive long-term management programmes to minimise the impact of established pests. This course provides students with an overview of the biosecurity system (legal, scientific, and practical), illustrates how the system operates, and highlights the consequences of a biosecurity incursion.

Learning Outcomes

  • Students will gain an understanding of the broad biosecurity issues faced by New Zealand
  • Students will gain an understanding of the particular biosecurity threats to forestry, including both natural and production forests and the export of wood products.
  • Students will have an appreciation and understanding of the way in which biosecurity affects primary sectors, Māori, and New Zealand society in general.
  • Students will have an understanding of current events in biosecurity.
  • Students will have an appreciation and understanding of management procedures and agencies involved in dealing with biosecurity threats in general
  • Students will gain an understanding  of the methods by which biosecurity risks to forestry are managed through legislation, surveillance and incursion response
  • To engage students in a problem-based learning environment to build their knowledge and skills in the area of biosecurity management

Restrictions

Timetable 2021

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 09:00 - 10:00 Ernest Rutherford 260
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 09:00 - 10:00 Ernest Rutherford 260
19 Jul - 22 Aug
13 Sep - 19 Sep
27 Sep - 24 Oct
Lecture C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 14:00 - 15:00 Karl Popper 508
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
Lab A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 10:00 - 12:00 Forestry 152
26 Jul - 15 Aug
Presentation A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 09:00 - 12:00 Forestry 152
20 Sep - 26 Sep
Tutorial A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 10:00 - 12:00 Forestry 152
19 Jul - 25 Jul
16 Aug - 22 Aug
13 Sep - 19 Sep
27 Sep - 24 Oct

Lecturer

Steve Pawson

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Tutorial Participation 10%
Oral Presentation 10%
Factsheet 10%
Response Plan 30%
End-of-Year Exam 40%

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,114.00

International fee $4,938.00

* 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 Forestry .

All FORE443 Occurrences

  • FORE443-21S2 (C) Semester Two 2021