GLOBAL CHANGE AND INSECT ECOLOGY – ENT 901
INSECT ECOLOGY – ENT 342
3 credits; 3 lectures/wk; Fall semester, alternate (even-numbered) years.
Entomol/Zool 302 or course in Zoology; Math 112 or equiv.
Ecology of insects as individuals, populations, and components of communities and ecosystems. Emphasis on interactions of insects with their biotic and abiotic environment.
ECOTOXICOLOGY: TOXICANT EFFECTS ON ECOSYSTEMS – ENT 632-634
1-credit modules; 3 lectures/wk; Fall semester, alternate (odd-numbered) years; cross-listed with Agronomy, Molec Env Tox and For & Wildl Ecol 632-634. Team-taught.
Two semesters introduction biology and one semester organic chemistry or consent of instructor.
Study of how toxicants mediate interactions between organisms and their biotic and abiotic environments. Addresses biochemical and physiological mechanisms of toxicity; defenses against toxicants; population, community, ecosystem and evolutionary ecotoxicology; socio-economic impacts and current research.