ENT 1004 Insect Biology - Lecture Only
The tremendous diversity and abundance displayed by insects is a demonstration of their ability to adapt to a wide range of environmental conditions. This success has both attracted and repulsed human curiosity. This course explores the interaction between insects and humans through time, focusing especially on how it has led to changes in human society and the natural environment. Topics include: basic concepts in insect biology and behavior; the evolution of insect diversity; environmental and cultural degradation caused by insects or their control; pest outbreaks, epidemics vectored by insects, and other episodes within the context of climate change; perception and awareness about humanity’s role in nature.
Dr. Amy Morey