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Environmental Science: Systems and Processes

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

Course Code BSOE502
Level 5
Credits 15


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.