BIOEB200-20B (HAM)

Behavioural Ecology & Conservation

15 Points

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Division of Health Engineering Computing & Science
School of Science
Ecology, Biodiversity and Animal Behaviour

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: cheryl.ward@waikato.ac.nz

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Paper Description

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The paper provides an introduction to the principles and concepts of behavioural ecology, and to the application of these to case studies in conservation biology in New Zealand.

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Paper Structure

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This paper is taught through lectures and workshops/practical sessions, with opportunities for feedback from regular assessments. Attendance at ALL workshops/practical sessions is strongly recommended.

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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:

  • Demonstrate understanding of the principles and concepts of behavioural ecology.
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  • Analyse and interpret data in relation to behavioural ecology.
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  • Apply their knowledge of behavioural ecology in conservation contexts.
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  • Write case studies, and give a brief oral presentation.
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Assessment

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This course is assessed via internal assessment and an exam, with a ratio of 50:50.

The internal assessment of 50% will consist of one test (10%), two written case studies (10% and 20% respectively, totaling 30%), one Moodle quiz (2%), and an oral presentation (8%).

The exam will cover all material.

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Assessment Components

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 0% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 0% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Test
6 Aug 2020
9:00 AM
10
  • In Class: In Lecture
2. Case study 1
17 Aug 2020
4:30 PM
10
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
  • Hand-in: Faculty Information (FG Link)
3. Moodle quiz
2
  • In Class: In Workshop
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
4. Case study 2
5 Oct 2020
4:30 PM
20
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
  • Hand-in: Faculty Information (FG Link)
5. Oral presentation
8
  • In Class: In Workshop
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
6. Exam
50
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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Required and Recommended Readings

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Recommended Readings

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Reading materials will be provided on Moodle.

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Online Support

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This paper has a Moodle page (http://elearn.waikato.ac.nz) where you will be able to access lecture recordings, PDF files of lecture notes, some readings, and assessment materials.

Please note: Moodle will be used for class notices etc. and it is your responsibility to check the site regularly. Instructions provided on Moodle and in lectures are considered to be given to the class as a whole. Paper materials are copyright and must not be passed on to third parties.

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Workload

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Lectures: approximately 24 hours (including 1 test and 2 tutorials); workshops/practical sessions: 17 hours (including 1 field trip and 1 on-campus exercise); totalling 41 hours contact time. In addition, at least 100 hours for readings and assessment preparation.

These figures are approximations only, as papers vary in their requirements and students vary in both the amount of effort required and the level of grades they wish to achieve.

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Linkages to Other Papers

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This course compliments learning in BIOEB203 and BIOL333.
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Prerequisite(s)

Prerequisites: BIOEB102 or BIOL102

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Restriction(s)

Restricted papers: BIOL200

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