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BIOSCI 394

: Terrestrial Ecology and Conservation
2022 Semester One (1223)
Explores theoretical ecology from populations to ecosystems. Applies ecological theory to conservation management through a cross-disciplinary lens in the context of social and cultural values. Students will test theoretical hypotheses in the field, conduct an ecological site assessment for conservation management and learn to use population viability analysis to assess risks to threatened populations.
Subject: Biological Sciences
Prerequisite: BIOSCI 206 and 220, or 104 and 30 points at Stage II in either Biological Sciences or Geography
202

BIOSCI 394

: Terrestrial Ecology and Conservation
2021 Semester One (1213)
Conservation of species and ecosystems. Population ecology, population growth, harvesting and pest control, marine and terrestrial conservation practice, forest and fisheries management. Impacts and control of invasive species. Population viability analysis and case studies in the conservation of threatened species. International conservation.
Subject: Biological Sciences
Prerequisite: BIOSCI 206 and 220, or 104 and 30 points at Stage II in either Biological Sciences or Geography
203

BIOSCI 394

: Conservation Ecology
2020 Semester One (1203)
Conservation of species and ecosystems. Population ecology, population growth, harvesting and pest control, marine and terrestrial conservation practice, forest and fisheries management. Impacts and control of invasive species. Population viability analysis and case studies in the conservation of threatened species. International conservation.
Subject: Biological Sciences
Prerequisite: BIOSCI 104 and 30 points at Stage II in either Biological Sciences or Geography
204

BIOSCI 395

: Pacific Biogeography and Biodiversity
2024 Semester Two (1245)
Island biogeography and insular biodiversity across the Pacific. A multi-disciplinary approach involving the study of both plant and animal systematics and biogeography.
Subject: Biological Sciences
Prerequisite: BIOSCI 109 or GEOG 101
205

BIOSCI 395

: Pacific Biogeography and Biodiversity
2023 Semester Two (1235)
Island biogeography and insular biodiversity across the Pacific. A multi-disciplinary approach involving the study of both plant and animal systematics and biogeography.
Subject: Biological Sciences
Prerequisite: BIOSCI 109 or GEOG 101
206

BIOSCI 395

: Pacific Biogeography and Biodiversity
2022 Semester Two (1225)
Island biogeography and insular biodiversity across the Pacific. A multi-disciplinary approach involving the study of both plant and animal systematics and biogeography.
Subject: Biological Sciences
Prerequisite: BIOSCI 109 or GEOG 101
207

BIOSCI 395

: Pacific Biogeography and Biodiversity
2021 Semester Two (1215)
Island biogeography and insular biodiversity across the Pacific. A multi-disciplinary approach involving the study of both plant and animal systematics and biogeography.
Subject: Biological Sciences
Prerequisite: BIOSCI 109 or GEOG 101
208

BIOSCI 395

: Pacific Biogeography and Biodiversity
2020 Semester Two (1205)
Island biogeography and insular biodiversity across the Pacific. A multi-disciplinary approach involving the study of both plant and animal systematics and biogeography.
Subject: Biological Sciences
Prerequisite: BIOSCI 109 or GEOG 101
209

BIOSCI 396

: Terrestrial Ecology
2020 Semester One (1203)
Experimental and theoretical population and community ecology focusing on the interactions and environmental forces controlling the distribution and abundance of terrestrial populations of plants and animals. Both New Zealand and international examples will be used to explain the fundamental processes shaping ecological systems throughout the world.
Subject: Biological Sciences
Prerequisite: BIOSCI 109, 206, and STATS 101 or 108
210

BIOSCI 399

: Capstone: Biology: The Science of the 21st Century
2024 Semester Two (1245)
Major advances in biology have added immensely to the understanding of our world. These advancements will continue, and biological science will influence our future lives and world. Students will enhance their scientific skills by envisioning the innovative future of biology, and its likely cultural, political and economic impacts, globally, and within the context of Aotearoa and Te Tiriti o Waitangi.
Subject: Biological Sciences
Prerequisite: 30 points at Stage III in Biological Sciences
211

BIOSCI 399

: Capstone: Biology: The Science of the 21st Century
2023 Semester Two (1235)
Major advances in biology have added immensely to the understanding of our world. These advancements will continue, and biological science will influence our future lives and world. Students will enhance their scientific skills by envisioning the innovative future of biology, and its likely cultural, political and economic impacts, globally, and within the context of Aotearoa and Te Tiriti o Waitangi.
Subject: Biological Sciences
Prerequisite: 30 points at Stage III in Biological Sciences
212

BIOSCI 399

: Capstone: Biology: The Science of the 21st Century
2022 Semester Two (1225)
Major advances in biology have added immensely to the understanding of our world. These advancements will continue, and biological science will influence our future lives and world. Students will enhance their scientific skills by envisioning the innovative future of biology, and its likely cultural, political and economic impacts, globally, and within the context of Aotearoa and Te Tiriti o Waitangi.
Subject: Biological Sciences
Prerequisite: 30 points at Stage III in Biological Sciences
213

BIOSCI 399

: Capstone: Biological Science in a Post Truth World
2021 Semester Two (1215)
Enables students to engage in debate on contemporary issues in biology and how these are interpreted from a cultural, political and economic perspective. Equips students with the tools to counter misrepresentation of science, through evidence-based scientific reasoning. Offers students a perception of Western science through different lenses, including Vision Matauranga, economic, environmental and health policy and journalism in NZ and beyond.
Subject: Biological Sciences
Prerequisite: 30 points at Stage III in Biological Sciences
214

BIOSCI 700

: Phylogenetics
2024 Semester One (1243)
Students will learn advanced computational methods for inferring phylogenetic trees and studying macroevolutionary processes, including phylogenetic dating, coalescence, epidemic phylogeography, and estimation of ancestral traits and biogeography. Relevant skills in computation (BEAST, command-line programs, R) and statistics (Bayesian methods, model-based inference) will also be taught.
Subject: Biological Sciences
Restriction: BIOINF 702
215

BIOSCI 700

: Phylogenetics
2023 Semester One (1233)
Students will learn advanced computational methods for inferring phylogenetic trees and studying macroevolutionary processes, including phylogenetic dating, coalescence, epidemic phylogeography, and estimation of ancestral traits and biogeography. Relevant skills in computation (BEAST, command-line programs, R) and statistics (Bayesian methods, model-based inference) will also be taught.
Subject: Biological Sciences
Restriction: BIOINF 702
216

BIOSCI 700

: Advanced Phylogenetics
2022 Semester One (1223)
Students will learn advanced computational methods for inferring phylogenetic trees and studying macroevolutionary processes, including phylogenetic dating, coalescence, epidemic phylogeography, and estimation of ancestral traits and biogeography. Relevant skills in computation (BEAST, command-line programs, R) and statistics (Bayesian methods, model-based inference) will also be taught.
Subject: Biological Sciences
Restriction: BIOINF 702
217

BIOSCI 700

: Advanced Phylogenetics
2021 Semester One (1213)
Students will learn advanced computational methods for inferring phylogenetic trees and studying macroevolutionary processes, including phylogenetic dating, coalescence, epidemic phylogeography, and estimation of ancestral traits and biogeography. Relevant skills in computation (BEAST, command-line programs, R) and statistics (Bayesian methods, model-based inference) will also be taught.
Subject: Biological Sciences
Restriction: BIOINF 702
218

BIOSCI 701

: Practical Approaches in Genomics
2024 Semester One (1243)
Genomics provides insights into the diversity, evolution, adaptation and function of organisms. Students will complete a research project to apply the advanced practical aspects of genomics across taxa and topics such as conservation, health and ecosystem function. Recommended preparation: BIOSCI 322, 351 or 355 or equivalent.
Subject: Biological Sciences
Restriction: BIOINF 701
219

BIOSCI 701

: Practical Approaches in Genomics
2023 Semester One (1233)
Genomics provides insights into the diversity, evolution, adaptation and function of organisms. This course focuses on the practical aspects of genomics as it can be applied across taxa and topics such as conservation, health and ecosystem function. A sound understanding of BIOSCI 322, 351 or 355 or equivalent is assumed.
Subject: Biological Sciences
Restriction: BIOINF 701
220

BIOSCI 701

: Practical Approaches in Genomics
2022 Semester One (1223)
Genomics provides insights into the diversity, evolution, adaptation and function of organisms. This course focuses on the practical aspects of genomics as it can be applied across taxa and topics such as conservation, health and ecosystem function. A sound understanding of BIOSCI 322, 351 or 355 or equivalent is assumed.
Subject: Biological Sciences
Restriction: BIOINF 701
221

BIOSCI 701

: Practical Approaches in Genomics
2021 Semester One (1213)
Genomics provides insights into the diversity, evolution, adaptation and function of organisms. This course focuses on the practical aspects of genomics as it can be applied across taxa and topics such as conservation, health and ecosystem function. A sound understanding of BIOSCI 322, 351 or 355 or equivalent is assumed.
Subject: Biological Sciences
Restriction: BIOINF 701
222

BIOSCI 702

: Modelling Biological Processes
2024 Semester Two (1245)
Modelling and simulation are increasingly important aspects of the biological sciences. A variety of biological modelling approaches are introduced through a series of practical exercises to build and analyse models of biological processes. Topics include modelling in ecology and systems biology, agent-based modelling of complex biological systems, and molecular dynamics of biological molecules.
Subject: Biological Sciences
Restriction: BIOINF 703
223

BIOSCI 702

: Modelling Biological Processes
2023 Semester Two (1235)
Modelling and simulation are increasingly important aspects of the biological sciences. A variety of biological modelling approaches are introduced through a series of practical exercises to build and analyse models of biological processes. Topics include modelling in ecology and systems biology, agent-based modelling of complex biological systems, and molecular dynamics of biological molecules.
Subject: Biological Sciences
Restriction: BIOINF 703
224

BIOSCI 702

: Modelling Biological Processes
2022 Semester Two (1225)
Modelling and simulation are increasingly important aspects of the biological sciences. A variety of biological modelling approaches are introduced through a series of practical exercises to build and analyse models of biological processes. Topics include modelling in ecology and systems biology, agent-based modelling of complex biological systems, and molecular dynamics of biological molecules.
Subject: Biological Sciences
Restriction: BIOINF 703
225

BIOSCI 702

: Modelling Biological Processes
2021 Semester Two (1215)
Modelling and simulation are increasingly important aspects of the biological sciences. A variety of biological modelling approaches are introduced through a series of practical exercises to build and analyse models of biological processes. Topics include modelling in ecology and systems biology, agent-based modelling of complex biological systems, and molecular dynamics of biological molecules.
Subject: Biological Sciences
Restriction: BIOINF 703