ESF 547: Field Entomology

Synonym:

76272 (for web registration)

Section:

A

Faculty:

Jenna Spear-O'mara

Credits:

3

Seats:

16

Semester:

Summer 2011

Meeting Schedule:

Wed 6/15 - 6/17 (9:00AM-3:59PM)
Wed 6/22 - 6/23 (9:00AM-3:59PM)
Fri 6/24 (9:00AM-11:59AM)

Description:

Competency Areas Spring 2010 and earlier: Natural Communities
Competency Areas Fall 2010 and Spring 2011: Methods or elective
Restricted to ES students from April 12 - 26. Open to all students on April 27.

This course is an introduction to common insects, especially those in New England. Taxonomy of major insect orders, behavior of selected species, impacts of invasive species, ecological roles, insect evolution and co-evolution with other organisms are covered during the sessions. A theme of chemical communications will be emphasized throughout the course with related research and readings required.