ENVSC502-23A (HAM)

Conservation and Restoration: Theory and Practice

15 Points

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Division of Health Engineering Computing & Science
School of Science
Environmental Science

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What this paper is about

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This paper presents general scientific principles of conservation and restoration, and explores some specific problems of managing species and ecosystems impacted by human activities and invasive organisms, with particular reference to New Zealand. The ten classes will deal variously with terrestrial, freshwater and marine ecosystems.
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How this paper will be taught

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This paper is taught through a series of compulsory seminars, in which we will discuss several research papers assigned as readings for that week. Students will be rostered to either (a) present a brief audiovisual talk on one of the papers, or (b) contribute to discussion of the week's papers in Perusall.
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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:

  • Apply scientific principles of conservation and ecological restoration to novel problems
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  • Demonstrate an understanding of scientific principles of conservation and ecological restoration
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  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate scientific ideas and information clearly and concisely
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  • Demonstrate the ability to critically read and analyse scientific literature
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  • Synthesize scientific ideas and information from multiple sources
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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 60:40. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 40% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 60:40 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 40% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Weekly participation
7 Mar 2023
10:00 AM
40
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
  • Presentation: In Class
2. Terrestrial practice exam question
4 Apr 2023
11:00 PM
2.5
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
3. Mock peer review
28 Apr 2023
11:00 PM
12.5
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
4. Freshwater practice exam question
9 May 2023
11:00 PM
2.5
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
5. Marine practice exam question
30 May 2023
11:00 PM
2.5
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6. Exam
40
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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