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ENVSCI 701

: Research Practice in Environmental Science
2022 Semester Two (1225)
An understanding of research in Environmental Science. Students will be introduced to a range of methodologies and will be challenged to critically analyse information and data. Principles of scientific writing and communication will also be addressed. Students will apply these skills by developing and writing a research proposal or critical review.
Subject: Environmental Science
No pre-requisites or restrictions
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ENVSCI 701

: Research Practice in Environmental Science
2022 Semester One (1223)
An understanding of research in Environmental Science. Students will be introduced to a range of methodologies and will be challenged to critically analyse information and data. Principles of scientific writing and communication will also be addressed. Students will apply these skills by developing and writing a research proposal or critical review.
Subject: Environmental Science
No pre-requisites or restrictions
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ENVSCI 701

: Research Practice in Environmental Science
2020 Semester One (1203)
An understanding of research in Environmental Science. Students will be introduced to a range of methodologies and will be challenged to critically analyse information and data. Principles of scientific writing and communication will also be addressed. Students will apply these skills by developing and writing a research proposal or critical review.
Subject: Environmental Science
No pre-requisites or restrictions
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ENVSCI 702

: Applied Estuarine Ecology
2021 Semester Two (1215)
Emphasises multi-disciplinary science that integrates across different empirical and theoretical approaches to better understand the functioning of soft-sediment ecosystems. Covers fundamental ecological principles of soft-sediment systems through to the impacts associated with human activities. Includes practical exercises in experimental field ecology which will introduce students to key research methods. No formal prerequisite but knowledge of Stage III marine ecology/science, or equivalent, will be assumed.
Subject: Environmental Science
No pre-requisites or restrictions
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ENVSCI 702

: Applied Estuarine Ecology
2020 Semester Two (1205)
Emphasises multi-disciplinary science that integrates across different empirical and theoretical approaches to better understand the functioning of soft-sediment ecosystems. Covers fundamental ecological principles of soft-sediment systems through to the impacts associated with human activities. Includes practical exercises in experimental field ecology which will introduce students to key research methods. No formal prerequisite but knowledge of Stage III marine ecology/science, or equivalent, will be assumed.
Subject: Environmental Science
No pre-requisites or restrictions
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ENVSCI 704

: Modelling of Environmental Systems
2020 Semester Two (1205)
The design and application of models for the investigation of environmental problems; understanding the role and utility of modelling in environmental science; the analysis and representation of dynamic environmental phenomena. Provides an understanding of modelling concepts, approaches and applications, and methods for determining the suitability of modelling in specific contexts. No formal requirement, but an understanding of the material in BIOSCI 209, ENVSCI 310, GEOG 250, MATHS 108 and STATS 101 will be assumed.
Subject: Environmental Science
No pre-requisites or restrictions
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ENVSCI 705

: Handling Environmental Data
2022 Semester One (1223)
Contemporary approaches to understanding and analysing environmental data with an emphasis on developing skills to support the ‘transformation, visualisation, modelling’ cycle. The importance of adopting reproducible research practices (eg, data and code archiving) will be emphasised. The course focuses on an applied laboratory component and will be taught in open-source software. Assessment will be via projects analysing environmental data. No formal prerequisites but an understanding of basic statistical methods equivalent to STATS 101 will be presumed.
Subject: Environmental Science
No pre-requisites or restrictions
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ENVSCI 705

: Handling Environmental Data
2021 Semester One (1213)
Contemporary approaches to understanding and analysing environmental data with an emphasis on developing skills to support the ‘transformation, visualisation, modelling’ cycle. The importance of adopting reproducible research practices (eg, data and code archiving) will be emphasised. The course focuses on an applied laboratory component and will be taught in open-source software. Assessment will be via projects analysing environmental data. No formal prerequisites but an understanding of basic statistical methods equivalent to STATS 101 will be presumed.
Subject: Environmental Science
No pre-requisites or restrictions
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ENVSCI 705

: Handling Environmental Data
2020 Semester One (1203)
Contemporary approaches to understanding and analysing environmental data with an emphasis on developing skills to support the ‘transformation, visualisation, modelling’ cycle. The importance of adopting reproducible research practices (eg, data and code archiving) will be emphasised. The course focuses on an applied laboratory component and will be taught in open-source software. Assessment will be via projects analysing environmental data. No formal prerequisites but an understanding of basic statistical methods equivalent to STATS 101 will be presumed.
Subject: Environmental Science
No pre-requisites or restrictions
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ENVSCI 711

: Assessing Environmental Effects
2022 Semester Two (1225)
A focus on the interdisciplinary, scientific assessment of environmental activities with specific reference to the New Zealand context. Methodologies used in the assessment, monitoring and regulation of environmental effects, trends and risks will be critically evaluated. Aspects of the RMA, including consenting procedures and the role of public and professional participants in the process, will be discussed. A key component of the assessment is the preparation of an individual Assessing Environmental Effects report.
Subject: Environmental Science
No pre-requisites or restrictions
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ENVSCI 711

: Assessing Environmental Effects
2021 Semester Two (1215)
A focus on the interdisciplinary, scientific assessment of environmental activities with specific reference to the New Zealand context. Methodologies used in the assessment, monitoring and regulation of environmental effects, trends and risks will be critically evaluated. Aspects of the RMA, including consenting procedures and the role of public and professional participants in the process, will be discussed. A key component of the assessment is the preparation of an individual Assessing Environmental Effects report.
Subject: Environmental Science
No pre-requisites or restrictions
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ENVSCI 713

: Air Quality and Atmospheric Processes
2021 Semester Two (1215)
Monitoring, modelling and management will be considered with emphasis on air quality standards and guidelines and applications of science and technology to indoor and outdoor air pollution prevention, mitigation and remediation. Case studies and practical work will link the theoretical and practical aspects of air quality science.
Subject: Environmental Science
No pre-requisites or restrictions
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ENVSCI 714

: Environmental Pollution
2022 Semester One (1223)
Contaminants of soil and water emitted by point and non-point sources. Monitoring of legacy and emerging contaminants, and impact assessment. Application of science and technology to pollution prevention, mitigation and remediation.
Subject: Environmental Science
No pre-requisites or restrictions
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ENVSCI 714

: Environmental Pollution
2021 Semester One (1213)
Contaminants of soil and water emitted by point and non-point sources. Monitoring of legacy and emerging contaminants, and impact assessment. Application of science and technology to pollution prevention, mitigation and remediation.
Subject: Environmental Science
No pre-requisites or restrictions
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ENVSCI 714

: Environmental Pollution
2020 Semester One (1203)
Contaminants of soil and water emitted by point and non-point sources. Monitoring of legacy and emerging contaminants, and impact assessment. Application of science and technology to pollution prevention, mitigation and remediation.
Subject: Environmental Science
No pre-requisites or restrictions
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ENVSCI 716

: Applied Freshwater Ecology
2022 Semester Two (1225)
Applied freshwater management and restoration issues considered in light of general ecological processes in freshwater systems. Contemporary issues in New Zealand and overseas such as eutrophication, invasive species and climate change are considered. Students will be introduced to methods of measuring ecological health of streams and lakes. Field and laboratory experience in data collection and analysis relevant to environmental management.
Subject: Environmental Science
No pre-requisites or restrictions
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ENVSCI 716

: Applied Freshwater Ecology
2021 Semester Two (1215)
Applied freshwater management and restoration issues considered in light of general ecological processes in freshwater systems. Contemporary issues in New Zealand and overseas such as eutrophication, invasive species and climate change are considered. Students will be introduced to methods of measuring ecological health of streams and lakes. Field and laboratory experience in data collection and analysis relevant to environmental management.
Subject: Environmental Science
No pre-requisites or restrictions
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ENVSCI 716

: Applied Freshwater Ecology
2020 Semester Two (1205)
Applied freshwater management and restoration issues considered in light of general ecological processes in freshwater systems. Contemporary issues in New Zealand and overseas such as eutrophication, invasive species and climate change are considered. Students will be introduced to methods of measuring ecological health of streams and lakes. Field and laboratory experience in data collection and analysis relevant to environmental management.
Subject: Environmental Science
No pre-requisites or restrictions
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ENVSCI 733

: Biodiversity Management and Conservation
2021 Semester One (1213)
Emphasis will be on current issues associated with the ecological aspects of biodiversity management and conservation in terrestrial habitats. Topics include: biodiversity and ecosystem services, management of species and ecosystems, issues in plant conservation, precaution and adaptation in conservation, pest control in mainland islands, carbon storage and biodiversity. The course will also address national and international mechanisms for the sustainable management of natural resources.
Subject: Environmental Science
Prerequisite: BIOSCI 394 or other Stage III course in Environmental Science, or equivalent
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ENVSCI 733

: Biodiversity Management and Conservation
2020 Semester One (1203)
Emphasis will be on current issues associated with the ecological aspects of biodiversity management and conservation in terrestrial habitats. Topics include: biodiversity and ecosystem services, management of species and ecosystems, issues in plant conservation, precaution and adaptation in conservation, pest control in mainland islands, carbon storage and biodiversity. The course will also address national and international mechanisms for the sustainable management of natural resources.
Subject: Environmental Science
Prerequisite: BIOSCI 394 or other Stage III course in Environmental Science, or equivalent
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ENVSCI 734

: Restoration and Landscape Ecology
2021 Semester Two (1215)
The integration of ecological principles and ecological services at the landscape level for both management and restoration. Topics include: the ecology of fragmented ecosystems such as demography, metapopulation issues, ecological genetics, biota-physical environment interactions, the consequences and techniques for restoration of damaged ecosystems and mitigation of the effects of development. Emphasis will be on sustainable solutions including biophysical, legal, social, cultural and economic considerations. No formal prerequisite but knowledge of ecology at Stage III level will be assumed.
Subject: Environmental Science
No pre-requisites or restrictions
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ENVSCI 737

: Applied Terrestrial Ecology
2022 Semester One (1223)
The dynamics of change in terrestrial ecosystems with a focus on forest and wetland environments. Students will be introduced to methods for vegetation assessment and ecosystem ecology, including multivariate statistical methods. Students are required to participate in a residential field course. No formal prerequisite but a knowledge of ecology equivalent to Stage II, including associated quantitative analysis, is assumed
Subject: Environmental Science
No pre-requisites or restrictions
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ENVSCI 737

: Applied Terrestrial Ecology
2021 Semester One (1213)
The dynamics of change in terrestrial ecosystems with a focus on forest and wetland environments. Students will be introduced to methods for vegetation assessment and ecosystem ecology, including multivariate statistical methods. Students are required to participate in a residential field course. No formal prerequisite but a knowledge of ecology equivalent to Stage II, including associated quantitative analysis, is assumed
Subject: Environmental Science
No pre-requisites or restrictions
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ENVSCI 737

: Applied Terrestrial Ecology
2020 Semester One (1203)
The dynamics of change in terrestrial ecosystems with a focus on forest and wetland environments. The effects of factors such as climate change and fire in New Zealand's terrestrial ecosystems will be considered. Students will be introduced to modern methods for vegetation assessment and monitoring, including multivariate statistical methods. Students are required to participate in a residential field course as this is a major component of ENVSCI 737. No formal prerequisite but a knowledge of ecology equivalent to BIOSCI 394 or BIOSCI 396 and data analysis equivalent to GEOG 250 or BIOSCI 209 is assumed.
Subject: Environmental Science
No pre-requisites or restrictions
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ENVSCI 738

: Water and Society
2022 Semester One (1223)
Probes experiments with radical urban change to examine the co-constitution of water and society in the pursuit of improved futures.
Subject: Environmental Science
No pre-requisites or restrictions