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A-Z study guide

Course code

BSOE502

Level

5

Credits

15.0

Estimated hours

150.0

To develop knowledge of ecological systems and principles. To explore the impacts of human interactions on the environment.

Learning outcomes

  • Analyse and discuss ecological systems and principles (transfer of energy, nutrient cycles, water cycle and the significance of water to life, carbon cycle, the law of thermodynamics).
  • Describe the geological and biological factors contributing to the development of Aotearoa NZ’s unique biota.
  • Examine the key landscape processes in the Christchurch area.
  • Examine the impacts of human settlement on native flora and fauna.
  • Analyse the concepts of restoration, conservation, and preservation and their implication in Aotearoa NZ.