Instructor: Brian Scholtens
Meets: Mondays and Thursdays
Prereq.: Two college-level courses in biology, or Biology 171 and one other natural science course, or permission of instructor.
Fulfills the LSA Upper Level Writing Requirement.
This course introduces students to entomology, emphasizing the diversity of insects and their ecology and conservation biology. Extensive field work will include trips to major habitats of the area for class projects on conservation and ecology questions. Laboratory work will include examining basic insect structure, applications to conservation biology, and specimen preparation. Lecture topics will include conservation biology of insects, evolution and phylogeny, ecology, behavior and physiology.