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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.
Before enrolling in this course you need to:
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.
Topics covered include:
You will need access to a computer, the Internet and email.
There are no set texts for this course.
Assessment 100% In-course. There is no exam.