Ecological Evaluation and Management (NSCI6745)

Level: 
6
Credits: 
15 (0.125 EFTS)
Compulsory: 
Yes
Aim: 
To develop an understanding of how the scientific evaluation (within the context of international and national legislative frameworks) and assessment of ecosystems or species supports decision-making and conservation management practices.
Pre-requisites / Co-requisites: 
Students must be admitted to the Bachelor of Applied Science programme to enrol in this course. Pre-requisite: NSCI5731.
Topics include: 

PART 1: CONSERVATION IN CONTEXT - People, population growth and conservation - the sixth extinction, the societal collapse model and human impact on ecosystems, - The Convention on Biological Diversity,
- Sustainability goals - Millennium Ecosystem Assessment, Millennium Development Goals, Agenda 21. - Legal responsibilities, national and international, - CITES - trade in endangered species,
PART 2: MANAGING ECOSYSTEMS - The preparation of a management plan, - Introduction to EIAs, - EIAs in terrestrial, freshwater and coastal marine environments
- Introduction to the RMA, - Introduction to biodiversity offsets,
- Community-based resource management
a global perspective, - Conservation action in New Zealand
empowering communities
Timetable: 
Choose your class for this course from the option(s) below. You will need to attend all the sessions in that class to complete the course. Where more than one class number is shown, choose one of them and attend all sessions within that class number. (Note: If a class is held in different locations at the same time, you only need to attend all the sessions in one of the locations.)
There are no classes on public holidays.

Class: 5569. This timetable is currently unavailable.

Class: 5765

You need to attend all sessions of this class as listed below.

From – ToSessionDayTimeCampus (Room)
24 Jul 17 - 25 Sep 17 LectureMonday14:00 - 15:00 Mt Albert (115-1008)
26 Jul 17 - 27 Sep 17 TutorialWednesday13:00 - 15:00 Mt Albert (115-2009)
16 Oct 17 - 30 Oct 17 LectureMonday14:00 - 15:00 Mt Albert (115-1008)
18 Oct 17 - 1 Nov 17 TutorialWednesday13:00 - 15:00 Mt Albert (115-2009)
Note: This course is offered as part of Bachelor of Applied Science (Biodiversity Management).

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