Ecological Risk and its Mitigation (NSCI6746)

Level: 
6
Credits: 
15 (0.125 EFTS)
Compulsory: 
No
Aim: 
To apply ecological theory and techniques to the assessment of environmental risk from human impacts and evaluate mitigations for the sustainable utilisation of biological resources.
Pre-requisites / Co-requisites: 
 
Topics include: 

- Historical human mediated environmental degradation, societal collapse, tragedy of the commons,
- Bioproduction systems
sustainable production, mariculture, aquaculture, plant resources, animal resources, greenhouses, forestry.
- Other systems
ecotourism, urban ecosystems, constructed wetlands (sewerage, stormwater, agricultural, industrial), coastal constructions
- Risk mitigation in New Zealand
NZ strengths & weaknesses, standards, alien species, Swiss cheese model, introduction to risk assessment, Pre-border, border and post-border mitigation strategies.
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: 1762

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

From – ToSessionDayTimeCampus (Room)
26 Feb 18 - 9 Apr 18 LectureMonday11:30 - 12:30 Mt Albert (115-3016)
28 Feb 18 - 11 Apr 18 LectureWednesday10:30 - 12:30 Mt Albert (115-3016)
30 Apr 18 - 4 Jun 18 LectureMonday11:30 - 12:30 Mt Albert (115-3016)
2 May 18 - 6 Jun 18 LectureWednesday10:30 - 12:30 Mt Albert (115-3016)
7 Mar 18 - 14 Mar 18 TutorialWednesday10:30 - 12:30 Mt Albert (112-1101)
21 Mar 18 - 21 Mar 18 LectureWednesday08:30 - 10:30 ( )
4 Apr 18 - 4 Apr 18 LectureWednesday08:30 - 10:30 ( )
11 Apr 18 - 11 Apr 18 TutorialWednesday10:30 - 12:30 Mt Albert (112-1101)
2 May 18 - 16 May 18 TutorialWednesday10:30 - 12:30 Mt Albert (112-1101)
16 May 18 - 16 May 18 LectureWednesday08:30 - 10:30 ( )
30 May 18 - 30 May 18 TutorialWednesday10:30 - 12:30 Mt Albert (112-1101)
Note: This course is offered as part of Bachelor of Applied Science (Animal Management and Welfare), Bachelor of Applied Science (Biodiversity Management), Bachelor of Applied Science (Science Communication).

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