ESF 547: Field Entomology

Synonym:

68814 (for web registration)

Section:

A

Faculty:

Jenna Spear-O'mara

Credits:

2

Seats:

16

Semester:

Summer 2010

Meeting Schedule:

Thu 6/24 - 6/25 (1:00PM-4:59PM)
Sat 6/26 - 6/27 (8:30AM-5:29PM)

Description:

Competency Areas: Natural Communities
Restricted to ES students from April 14 - April 28. Open to all students starting April 29.

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, 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.