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.
An overview of the insect vectors that pose the greatest threats to human health. Learn about their basic ecology and behavior, the pathogens they transmit, the diseases caused by those pathogens, and the fascinating biology behind these vector-pathogen-host interactions. Learn also about current methods being implemented around the globe to control vector borne disease transmission. Prereq: Biology 1101, 1113, or 1113H, or equiv.; or Grad standing.
Students will be presented with a current plant health problem from the industry. They will gather diverse information from consultants, synthesize novel solutions, and develop implementation plans. Prereq: Jr, Sr, or Grad standing in Entmlgy, PlntPth, or Plant Hlth Mgmt. Not open to students with credit for PlntPth 5604. Cross-listed in PlntPth.
Overview of the principles of integrated pest management (IPM) of arthropod pests using an ecological approach, including examining how various management tactics can be used in an integrated manner. Prereq: Jr standing or above. Not open to students with credit for 660.
Covers philosophy, science, and application of biological control. Biology, mass-production, formulation, and application of various parasites, predators, and pathogens of pests will be discussed. Prereq: Jr standing or above. Not open to students with credit for 650.
Overview of major pathogens and insects affecting health of forest and shade trees with emphasis on diagnosis, ecology, and management. Video-linked to Wooster. Sp Sem. Prereq: Not open to students with credit for Entomol 461 or PlntPth 610. Cross-listed in PlntPth.