ENT 471: Insect Ecology
(Dual-listed with ENT 571). (2-3) Cr. 3. Alt. F., offered even-numbered years.
Prereq: 9 credits biological sciences
The contribution of insects to ecosystem function is staggering. This course will focus on insect population ecology, predator-prey interaction and chemical ecology. The role of insects in nutrient cycling, pollination and pest management will be discussed with case studies used to highlight the applied nature of insect ecology and its relationship to agriculture.