Below are some curated packages for students wanting to specialise in their specific field of study. Take the relevant Capstone research project (SCIEN 301) and combine it with three of the suggested papers to hone your scientific skills.
Project Title: Marine conservation, human use and underwater noise (Tauranga Campus Only)
Overview: Complete an interdisciplinary project of relevance to the community, in the theme of marine conservation and underwater sound.
Major: Marine Science, Ecology & Biodiversity, Environmental Science
Suggested Papers: EARTH241 Oceanography and BIOEB305 Marine Ecology. And one further paper, of which the following are recommended: AQCUL202 Fish Aquaculture or ENVSC201 Environmental Monitoring
Project Title: Rewilding Rivers (Hamilton Campus Only)
Overview: assess how well restoration strategies are working to reconnect communities to their waterways and restore healthy freshwater habitats that sustain native biodiversity and important ecosystem services
Suggested Papers: BIOEB200 Behavioural Ecology and Conservation and EARTH331 Hydrology. And one further paper, of which the following are recommended: BIOEB202 Principles of Ecology, BIOEB204 Plant Structure and Function, BIOEB301 Advanced Animal Behaviour, BIOMO303 Advanced Microbiology or BIOEB307 Advanced Plant Biology
Project Title: Modern Methods for Molecular Scientists (Hamilton Campus Only)
Overview: Develop a detailed working knowledge of the techniques that are commonly used in modern molecular biology
Major: Molecular & Cellular Biology
Suggested Papers: BIOMO204 Cell and Organ Physiology, Health and Disease and BIOMO301 Advanced Biochemistry. And one further paper, of which the following are recommended: BIOMO303 Advanced Microbiology or BIOMO306 Molecular Biology and Health
Field work on a remote island
Project Title: Rēkohu – Chatham Island (both Tauranga** and Hamilton Campus options)
Overview: Develops skills in preparing for, undertaking, and analysing the results of an extended field investigation to Rēkohu (an island off New Zealand)
Major: Earth Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Ecology & Biodiversity
Suggested Papers: BIOEB202 Principles of Ecology and EARTH221 Soil Science. And one further paper, of which the following are recommended: BIOEB204 Plant Structure and Function, EARTH312 Sedimentary Geology. BIOEB302 Advanced Zoology or BIOEB307 Advanced Plant Biology
**Tauranga-based students will have a different list of recommended additional papers. Please email us if you want to know more.