Introduction to New Zealand Ecology

Course code 72196

Environmental and natural resource management is a rapidly expanding field in New Zealand, driven by the growing requirements of environmental legislation and public demand for enhanced environmental management practices. An essential knowledge area in this field is an understanding of ecology. This course is designed to provide you with an understanding of ecological processes and the key characteristics of New Zealand’s terrestrial and aquatic environments. You will examine critical factors underpinning ecological sustainability, explore current issues in conservation and evaluate approaches to ecosystem management in New Zealand.

How to enrol

Before enrolling in this course you need to:

  • Choose the qualification you will study the course under. See the Work towards tab below for qualification options.
  • Check the order that courses in the qualification should be studied in the Qualification Structure table. This is in the Choose courses tab on the qualification page.
  • Level 5  
    Credits 20 
  • Study type Trimester  
    EFTS 0.1667  
  • Availability
    2019 :  
    Trimester 2 enrol by 23 Jun 2019 to start 1 Jul 2019
  • Delivery type
    2019 :  
    Trimester 2 2019 Print only
  • Workload

    Allow approximately 10-12 hours study time per week for each 20 credit course. This may be higher around assessment due dates or exam time.

  • Fees
    2019 :  
    NZ students $730 + $60 annual administration fee
    International students $2,254 + $60 annual administration fee
  • Prerequisites Check entry and other requirements under the qualification you are studying  

Topics covered include

  • threatened species
  • New Zealand’s terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems
  • impacts of human settlement; and
  • ecosystem management issues.


This course is 100% internally assessed


No textbooks are required for this course

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