ENY 6203L Insect Ecology Laboratory
This lab class in designed to introduce you to common techniques used in insect ecology field research and to be comfortable with the manipulation of data derived from ecological experiments. A major component of the course gives you practice in writing up research results as a scientific paper. This is one of the required courses in the entomology graduate curriculum and should be taken concurrently with the Insect Ecology lecture course, ENY6203.
ENY 3005/5006, or any introductory entomology course.
- Assess the extent of foliar damage done by insect herbivores
- Model insect development and population dynamics through various techniques
- Estimate insect population size through various techniques
- Describe insect diversity within ecosystems
- Evaluate and critique content of scientific journal articles
- Analyze experimental data and write a manuscript in the format required for publication in a scientific journal
|1||Reading and writing scientific literature|
|2||Influence of temperature on insect development and measuring microclimatic variables|
|3||Measuring insect herbivory|
|5||Life tables and population dynamics|
|7||Litter/soil arthropod communities|