Proceedings of the New Zealand Ecological Society (1969) 16: 76- 79

The teaching of ecology: The teaching of ecology at university level

Research Article
R. W. Balham  
  1. Zoology Department, Victoria University, Wellington

[First paragraph...]
The title I was given for my contribution to this symposium is indeed broad. As it stands, lacking any qualification, it is meaningless. Ecology, by whatever definition you choose, involves many disciplines; and the whole question of the training of ecologists is important and fraught with problems. That university course structures in ecology have been exercising the minds of academics and administrators increasingly over recent years may be inferred from the growing literature on the subject -see the recent volume, The teaching of ecology, Lambert (1967) and a paper by Harrison (1967), to mention but two contributions.