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AgriScience

238.291 Special Topic15 credits
 

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238.391 Special Topic15 credits
 

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238.700 Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and Footprinting Principles15 credits
The concept of life cycle thinking and its application to support decision-making for product systems. The course will provide an overview of the principles and methodology for Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) according to the ISO 14040 and 14044 standards, and introduce related environmental footprinting approaches (carbon and water footprinting).

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238.701 Current Issues in AgriScience15 credits
Current issues in agriscience, such as global warming, energy cost and supply, geopolitical power shifts, ecosystem degradation and water quality, demographic changes, and technological advances (as identified by MAF Future Focus) are discussed.

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238.710 Life Cycle Assessment and Footprinting Methods15 credits
The practical application and critical evaluation of current methods and assumptions of Lifecycle Analysis and Footprinting particularly with respect to public policy and agri-food, fibre and forestry systems. Use of specialised software applications to improve understanding and demonstrate operational competency.

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238.711 Life Cycle Assessment and Footprinting Case Studies15 credits
Case studies, selected to meet learner requirements, are used to examine the philosophical, methodological and empirical issues in LCA and Footprinting across different scales (e.g. product, company, city or country), contexts (e.g. , supply chain management, product design, eco-certification, urban planning and public policy evaluation) and sectors (e.g. dairy, energy, fibre, forestry, horticulture, manufacturing, meat, or tourism).

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238.712 Advanced Life Cycle Assessment and Footprinting Theory15 credits
An advanced examination of quantitative methods and methodological issues of LifeCycle Assessment and Footprinting.

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238.751 Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Emission Science15 credits
The contribution by agro-ecosystems to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions at both a national and global scale is considered through process-based understanding of the distinctive features of the carbon and nitrogen biogeochemical cycles in New Zealand's pastoral, arable, horticulture and forest systems and of influences of key factors regulating the source/sink strengths of the land use and land management systems.

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238.752 Mitigation Strategies for Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Emissions15 credits
A range of approaches to mitigate GHG emissions using emission avoidance, emission offset and carbon sequestration strategies are studied within the context of environmental integrity, minimising social and economic costs, and maximising potential benefits. The impacts of a practical mitigation strategy on other GHG emissions are evaluated. Life cycle analysis is conducted to evaluate the emissions reduction potential of GHG mitigation strategies.

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238.785 Special Topic15 credits
 

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238.786 Special Topic30 credits
 

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238.798 Research Report30 credits
 

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238.885 Thesis 90 Credit Part 145 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a published work.

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238.886 Thesis 90 Credit Part 245 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a published work.

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238.887 Research Report60 credits
 

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238.888 Thesis90 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a published work.

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238.897 Thesis 120 Credit Part 160 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a published work.

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238.898 Thesis 120 Credit Part 260 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a published work.

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238.899 Thesis120 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a published work

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