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BIOSCI 325

: Plant Diversity and Function
2021 Semester Two (1215)
Plants form the basis of ecosystem food chains and are fundamental to life on Earth. The diversity in land plants from both phylogenetic and functional trait perspectives will be presented, exploring key steps in the evolution of plants and how they interact with their environment. It provides a framework of plant life focussing on the ecologically, economically and culturally important plants of Aotearoa New Zealand.
Subject: Biological Sciences
Prerequisite: BIOSCI 108, and BIOSCI 205 or 206
Restriction: BIOSCI 323
102

BIOSCI 326

: Plant Biotechnology for Crops and Health
2023 Semester Two (1235)
Plants are vital sources of food, health compounds and shelter. Students will learn how biotechnology is used to understand plant biology and discuss strategies for crop improvement. Topics include plant genomics, molecular breeding, genome editing, gene transfer, the regulatory framework and examples of applications in the food, health, environment and crop sectors.
Subject: Biological Sciences
Prerequisite: 15 points from BIOSCI 202, 203, 205
Restriction: BIOSCI 340
103

BIOSCI 326

: Plant Biotechnology for Crops and Health
2022 Semester Two (1225)
Plants are vital sources of food, health compounds and shelter. Students will learn how biotechnology is used to understand plant biology and discuss strategies for crop improvement. Topics include plant genomics, molecular breeding, genome editing, gene transfer, the regulatory framework and examples of applications in the food, health, environment and crop sectors.
Subject: Biological Sciences
Prerequisite: 15 points from BIOSCI 202, 203, 205
Restriction: BIOSCI 340
104

BIOSCI 326

: Plant Biotechnology for Crops and Health
2021 Semester Two (1215)
Plants are vital sources of food, health compounds and shelter. Students will learn how biotechnology is used to understand plant biology and discuss strategies for crop improvement. Topics include plant genomics, molecular breeding, genome editing, gene transfer, the regulatory framework and examples of applications in the food, health, environment and crop sectors.
Subject: Biological Sciences
Prerequisite: 15 points from BIOSCI 202, 203, 205
Restriction: BIOSCI 340
105

BIOSCI 328

: Fisheries and Aquaculture
2022 Semester One (1223)
Harvest and capture of aquatic organisms and inter-relationships with aquaculture. Fisheries and aquaculture are treated not as distinct disciplines but in the context of integrating exploitation and sustainable environmental integrity. Case studies include deep sea and coastal fisheries, and shellfish culture.
Subject: Biological Sciences
Prerequisite: BIOSCI 207 or 208
106

BIOSCI 328

: Fisheries and Aquaculture
2021 Semester One (1213)
Harvest and capture of aquatic organisms and inter-relationships with aquaculture. Fisheries and aquaculture are treated not as distinct disciplines but in the context of integrating exploitation and sustainable environmental integrity. Case studies include deep sea and coastal fisheries, and shellfish culture.
Subject: Biological Sciences
Prerequisite: BIOSCI 207 or 208
107

BIOSCI 328

: Fisheries and Aquaculture
2020 Semester One (1203)
Harvest and capture of aquatic organisms and inter-relationships with aquaculture. Fisheries and aquaculture are treated not as distinct disciplines but in the context of integrating exploitation and sustainable environmental integrity. Case studies include deep sea and coastal fisheries, and shellfish culture.
Subject: Biological Sciences
Prerequisite: BIOSCI 207 or 208
108

BIOSCI 329

: Biology of Fish
2020 Semester Two (1205)
A comprehensive coverage of the biology of fish including their evolution, diversity and organism biology. Coverage includes habitats of particular interest to New Zealand such as Antarctica, the deep sea, coral and temperate reefs, and New Zealand's lakes and rivers.
Subject: Biological Sciences
Prerequisite: 15 points from BIOSCI 207, 208
109

BIOSCI 333

: Marine Ecology and Conservation
2023 Semester Two (1235)
Patterns and processes in marine ecology and biodiversity are described; including predator-prey interactions, benthic and pelagic habitats, productivity and physiology. Applied aspects include movement ecology, dispersal related to resource availability, disturbance and impacts of resource use e.g. fisheries. Emerging technologies to understand resilience within ecosystems and dispersal will be included.
Subject: Biological Sciences
Prerequisite: BIOSCI 206 or MARINE 202, and 15 points from BIOSCI 220, STATS 101, 108
110

BIOSCI 333

: Marine Ecology and Conservation
2022 Semester Two (1225)
Patterns and processes in marine ecology and biodiversity are described; including predator-prey interactions, benthic and pelagic habitats, productivity and physiology. Applied aspects include movement ecology, dispersal related to resource availability, disturbance and impacts of resource use e.g. fisheries. Emerging technologies to understand resilience within ecosystems and dispersal will be included.
Subject: Biological Sciences
Prerequisite: BIOSCI 220, and BIOSCI 206 or MARINE 202
111

BIOSCI 333

: Marine Ecology and Conservation
2021 Semester Two (1215)
Patterns and processes in marine ecology and biodiversity are described; including predator-prey interactions, benthic and pelagic habitats, productivity and physiology. Applied aspects include movement ecology, dispersal related to resource availability, disturbance and impacts of resource use e.g. fisheries. Emerging technologies to understand resilience within ecosystems and dispersal will be included.
Subject: Biological Sciences
Prerequisite: BIOSCI 206 and 220, or 104 and 15 points from BIOSCI 205, 207, 208 and STATS 101 or 108
112

BIOSCI 334

: Biology of Marine Organisms
2023 Semester One (1233)
Not only is the earth predominantly oceanic, but higher marine biodiversity occurs on the shallower continental shelf/coastal areas. Students will learn the key groups of marine organisms within New Zealand’s waters. Attention will be given to understanding their diversity, distribution and adaptations to thrive within the dynamic marine environment.
Subject: Biological Sciences
Prerequisite: BIOSCI 108, 109 and 15 points from BIOSCI 206, 207, 208
113

BIOSCI 334

: Biology of Marine Organisms
2022 Semester One (1223)
Not only is the earth predominantly oceanic, but higher marine biodiversity occurs on the shallower continental shelf/coastal areas. Students will learn the key groups of marine organisms within New Zealand’s waters. Attention will be given to understanding their diversity, distribution and adaptations to thrive within the dynamic marine environment.
Subject: Biological Sciences
Prerequisite: BIOSCI 108, 109 and 15 points from BIOSCI 206, 207, 208
114

BIOSCI 334

: Biology of Marine Organisms
2021 Semester One (1213)
Not only is the earth predominantly oceanic, but higher marine biodiversity occurs on the shallower continental shelf/coastal areas. Students will learn the key groups of marine organisms within New Zealand’s waters. Attention will be given to understanding their diversity, distribution and adaptations to thrive within the dynamic marine environment.
Subject: Biological Sciences
Prerequisite: BIOSCI 108, 109 and 15 points from BIOSCI 206, 207, 208
115

BIOSCI 335

: Ecological Physiology
2023 Semester Two (1235)
Focuses on the strategies used by animals to cope with physical and biological challenges in the environment. Accordingly, we work at the level of the individual and the interface between physiological, biochemical or molecular approaches on the one hand, and ecology on the other. The adaptive strategies employed by a range of species, with an emphasis on aquatic organisms, in response to physical factors such as temperature, oxygen and food availability, are considered. Energetics and nutrition are emphasised. The course aims to meet the needs of students with ecological interests wishing to recognise the experimental approach to solving problems in environmental biology. The practical work is project oriented rather than laboratory based.
Subject: Biological Sciences
Prerequisite: 15 points from BIOSCI 207, 208
116

BIOSCI 335

: Ecological Physiology
2022 Semester Two (1225)
Focuses on the strategies used by animals to cope with physical and biological challenges in the environment. Accordingly, we work at the level of the individual and the interface between physiological, biochemical or molecular approaches on the one hand, and ecology on the other. The adaptive strategies employed by a range of species, with an emphasis on aquatic organisms, in response to physical factors such as temperature, oxygen and food availability, are considered. Energetics and nutrition are emphasised. The course aims to meet the needs of students with ecological interests wishing to recognise the experimental approach to solving problems in environmental biology. The practical work is project oriented rather than laboratory based.
Subject: Biological Sciences
Prerequisite: 15 points from BIOSCI 207, 208
117

BIOSCI 335

: Ecological Physiology
2021 Semester Two (1215)
Focuses on the strategies used by animals to cope with physical and biological challenges in the environment. Accordingly, we work at the level of the individual and the interface between physiological, biochemical or molecular approaches on the one hand, and ecology on the other. The adaptive strategies employed by a range of species, with an emphasis on aquatic organisms, in response to physical factors such as temperature, oxygen and food availability, are considered. Energetics and nutrition are emphasised. The course aims to meet the needs of students with ecological interests wishing to recognise the experimental approach to solving problems in environmental biology. The practical work is project oriented rather than laboratory based.
Subject: Biological Sciences
Prerequisite: 15 points from BIOSCI 207, 208
118

BIOSCI 337

: Animal Behaviour
2023 Semester Two (1235)
Proximate and ultimate causes of behaviour are investigated experimentally in the field and the laboratory. Responses by animals to variations in the physical environment and to other organisms are studied. The development and organisation of behaviour and the theoretical background to topics of current interest are covered, using both New Zealand and overseas examples. A knowledge of BIOSCI 206 is recommended.
Subject: Biological Sciences
Prerequisite: BIOSCI 209 or 220, and 207 or 208
119

BIOSCI 337

: Animal Behaviour
2022 Semester Two (1225)
Proximate and ultimate causes of behaviour are investigated experimentally in the field and the laboratory. Responses by animals to variations in the physical environment and to other organisms are studied. The development and organisation of behaviour and the theoretical background to topics of current interest are covered, using both New Zealand and overseas examples. A knowledge of BIOSCI 206 is recommended.
Subject: Biological Sciences
Prerequisite: BIOSCI 209 or 220, and 207 or 208
120

BIOSCI 337

: Animal Behaviour
2021 Semester Two (1215)
Proximate and ultimate causes of behaviour are investigated experimentally in the field and the laboratory. Responses by animals to variations in the physical environment and to other organisms are studied. The development and organisation of behaviour and the theoretical background to topics of current interest are covered, using both New Zealand and overseas examples. A knowledge of BIOSCI 206 is recommended.
Subject: Biological Sciences
Prerequisite: BIOSCI 209 or 220, and 207 or 208
121

BIOSCI 337

: Animal Behaviour
2020 Semester Two (1205)
Proximate and ultimate causes of behaviour are investigated experimentally in the field and the laboratory. Responses by animals to variations in the physical environment and to other organisms are studied. The development and organisation of behaviour and the theoretical background to topics of current interest are covered, using both New Zealand and overseas examples. A knowledge of BIOSCI 206 is recommended.
Subject: Biological Sciences
Prerequisite: BIOSCI 207 and STATS 101 or 108 or BIOSCI 209
122

BIOSCI 338

: Biology of Terrestrial Animals
2023 Semester One (1233)
The animals of Aotearoa and Tāmaki Makaurau are iconic. We explore the biology, diversity and whakapapa of our native invertebrate and vertebrate animals. Along with a detailed coverage of biology, we focus on practical techniques for sampling and identifying species. This course involves both fieldwork (with the option to conduct this either on campus, or on an overnight fieldtrip) and labwork and training in using biodiversity data for hypothesis testing and scientific communication.
Subject: Biological Sciences
Prerequisite: 15 points from BIOSCI 206-208
Restriction: BIOSCI 320
123

BIOSCI 338

: Biology of Terrestrial Animals
2022 Semester One (1223)
The animals of Aotearoa and Tāmaki Makaurau are iconic. We explore the biology, diversity and whakapapa of our native invertebrate and vertebrate animals. Along with a detailed coverage of biology, we focus on practical techniques for sampling and identifying species. This course involves both fieldwork (with the option to conduct this either on campus, or on an overnight fieldtrip) and labwork and training in using biodiversity data for hypothesis testing and scientific communication.
Subject: Biological Sciences
Prerequisite: 15 points from BIOSCI 206-208
Restriction: BIOSCI 320
124

BIOSCI 338

: Biology of Terrestrial Animals
2021 Semester One (1213)
The animals of Aotearoa and Tāmaki Makaurau are iconic. We explore the biology, diversity and whakapapa of our native invertebrate and vertebrate animals. Along with a detailed coverage of biology, we focus on practical techniques for sampling and identifying species. This course involves both fieldwork (with the option to conduct this either on campus, or on an overnight fieldtrip) and labwork and training in using biodiversity data for hypothesis testing and scientific communication.
Subject: Biological Sciences
Prerequisite: BIOSCI 207
Restriction: BIOSCI 320
125

BIOSCI 340

: Plant Cell Biology and Biotechnology
2020 Semester Two (1205)
Explores the cellular basis of how plants develop, function and respond to the environment and how this knowledge is applied to biotechnology. Topics include: methods in plant cell biology, control of gene expression, control of cell shape, intracellular transport and targeting, plant growth hormones and signaling, controlled flowering, structures and biosynthesis of plant cell walls and horticultural biotechnology.
Subject: Biological Sciences
Prerequisite: BIOSCI 201 or 202 or 205