ESF 547: Field Entomology

Synonym:

83895 (for web registration)

Section:

A

Faculty:

Jenna Spear-O'mara

Credits:

3

Seats:

16

Semester:

Summer 2012

Meeting Schedule:

Mon 6/11 - 6/15 (9:00AM-4:59PM)

Description:

Competency Area: ASJS, CB, CERT, EE, SDCC, SDS – Methods.
Restricted to ES students from April 10 – 17. Open to all students on April 18.

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.