Biosecurity (NSCI7107)

15 (0.125 EFTS)
To provide an understanding of the impacts, management and risks of invasive alien species to New Zealand and beyond.
Pre-requisites / Co-requisites: 
Students must be admitted to the Bachelor of Applied Science programme to enrol in this course.
Topics include: 

- Invasion Biology
definition & history of an interdisciplinary subject, terminology, risk categorisation, risk scoring, risk prioritisation, the invasion process overview and models,
- Dispersal
transport pathways, natural vs human mediated pathways, potential for and likelihood of dispersal,
- Establishment
establishment factors
propagule pressure, allee effects, abiotic influences, climate matching, biotic influences, disturbance, community invasibility.
- Impacts
Classification of impact (including trophic cascades and biotic homogenisation), ecosystem effects, perception of impact.
- Invasive taxa
Identification, taxonomy and impacts of a range of invasive fungi, terrestrial, freshwater & marine plants, vertebrates, invertebrates.
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: 5575

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

From – ToSessionDayTimeCampus (Room)
23 Jul 18 - 6 Aug 18 LabMonday15:00 - 17:00 Mt Albert (115-3009)
23 Jul 18 - 24 Sep 18 LectureMonday09:30 - 10:30 Mt Albert (170-2031)
13 Aug 18 - 24 Sep 18 LabMonday15:00 - 17:00 Mt Albert (114-3015)
15 Oct 18 - 29 Oct 18 LectureMonday09:30 - 10:30 Mt Albert (170-2031)
LabMonday15:00 - 17:00 Mt Albert (114-3015)

Class: 5576. This timetable is currently unavailable.

Note: This course is offered as part of Bachelor of Applied Science (Animal Management and Welfare), Bachelor of Applied Science (Biodiversity Management).

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