Behaviour and Conservation Ecology
Victoria University of Wellington
Wellington, New Zealand
Area of Study
Biology, Conservation, Ecology, Environmental Science, Environmental Sustainability
Taught In English
BIOL/ENVI 222, 15 200-level BIOL, ENVI or STAT pts
Course Level Recommendations
ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits4 - 5
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units7 - 8
Hours & Credits
This course will cover the behaviour and conservation ecology of animals and plants. The course will include ethology and sociobiology, and ecological, genetic and biogeographic principles relevant to biological conservation. Topics will incorporate pest control, environmental impact assessment, and conservation priority ranking. Case studies and issues of topical interest will be debated.
This course will cover the behaviour and conservation ecology of flora and fauna, and habitat. The course will include ethology and sociobiology, and ecological, genetic and biogeographic principles relevant to biological conservation. Topics will incorporate pest control, environmental impact assessment, and conservation priority ranking. Case studies and issues of topical interest will be debated.
Course learning objectives
Students who pass this course will be able to:
- Demonstrate the ability to evaluate scientific information, synthesise ideas, and create hypotheses, as demonstrated by their evaluation of class readings, and research proposal formulation and report writing.
- Be able to design, conduct, analyses and communicate a scientific study as evidenced by research project hypothesis formulation, and project design, completion and report writing.
- Be able to explain fundamental concepts in ecology and their application in conservation biology.
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Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.
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