Conservation & Biodiversity

    Course details

    • Code: RMAN.7003
    • Fee: $744*
    • Level: 7
    • Credits: 15
    • EFTS: 0.125
    • Subject: Environmental Studies
Study optionsFull-time
Time in class65 (approximate total hours)
Offered (indicative)February
LocationRotorua (Mokoia)
Related programmes Graduate Diploma in Resource Management;

Course Aim

The aim of this course is to categorize the critical factors underpinning ecological sustainability and compare and contrast current issues in conservation management both in New Zealand and internationally. It combines a comprehensive analysis on assessing biodiversity, modelling conservation priorities, and anticipating when interventions are required to prevent extinctions and over exploitation of biodiversity resources.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Appraise conservation issues both in a New Zealand and in an international context
  2. Compare conservation values among different groups
  3. Communicate the impacts of habitat modification and other stresses on ecosystem structure and function
  4. Categorize the biophysical characteristics of key terrestrial environments
  5. Recognise the biogeographic uniqueness and characteristics of native plants and animals
  6. Select interventions that will counter and prevent the problems of overexploitation and invasive species

*Course cost/fee: Indicative standard fee for New Zealand residents only. Fees for non-New Zealand residents will vary, visit the Programmes and Tuition Fees for International Students information page.

*Course cost/fee last updated 13-Dec-2016

Page last updated: 01 Sep 2017