Analysis and application of logic underlying scientific reasoning, theory, hypothesis, and their integration with experimental design, discovery, ethics, and science as a human endeavor. Prereq: Not open to students with credit for Entomol 790.
Seminar on publications, current research, or research techniques. Repeatable to a maximum of 6 cr hrs or 6 completions.
Theory and practice of systems analysis and quantitative methods to describe and test complex hypotheses about insects in natural and managed ecosystems, focusing on processes of interest in entomology from molecular to ecosystem levels. Prereq: Math 117, 1130 (130), 1148 (148), 1150 (150), 1151.01 (151), or 1161 (161), and Stat 1350 (135), 1450 (145), or 5301 (528). Not open to students with credit for Entomol 645.
Deals with basic molecular biology techniques required to conduct genomics, proteomics and metabolomic studies. Hands-on experience in bioinformatics, functional genomics and metabolite analysis will be emphasized.
A hands-on course about techniques used with living insects, and design and analysis of simple experiments. Entomological techniques include rearing, colony establishment, behavior assays, growth analysis, and insecticide dose/response bioassays. Prereq: 3000 or 4000, or equiv.
A graduate level course covering techniques for assessing and quantifying biodiversity and ecosystem services through the use of insects and related organisms; students will measure biodiversity and ecosystem services in specificied habitats. Prereq: Entmlgy 3000 (Entomol 500) or 4000 (500), and 5130 (621); or permission of instructor.
Overview of abiotic and biotic factors influencing the diversity, distribution, and abundance of insects, including the role of insects as model systems in the development of general ecological and evolutionary principles. Prereq: EEOB 503.01 or 503.03, or equiv, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for Entomol 641.
Explores physiological and molecular mechanisms that regulate insect development and function. Prereq: Credit for one Entmlgy course, and Grad standing; or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 631.
Individual work in the field of entomology, involving laboratory, field, or library studies, appropriate for the student's needs. Prereq: Permission of instructor. Repeatable to a maximum of 6 cr hrs or 6 completions. This course is graded S/U.
Exploration of pesticide toxicology and practical use; modes of action in target organisms, regulations, application methods, environmental fate, resistance management, and use in integrated pest management programs. Prereq: Jr standing or above.