Courses

GLOBAL CHANGE AND INSECT ECOLOGY – ENT 901

INSECT ECOLOGY  – ENT 342
3 credits; 3 lectures/wk; Fall semester, alternate (even-numbered) years.

Prerequisites:
Entomol/Zool 302 or course in Zoology; Math 112 or equiv.

Description:
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.

Prerequisites:
Two semesters introduction biology and one semester organic chemistry or consent of instructor.

Description:
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.