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2017-2018 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

BIO 4571 - Plant-Insect Interactions in Terrestrial Ecosystems (4)


When Offered: Fall. Alternate years
A study of the associations between insects and plants, using lecture, class discussions and laboratory exercises. Lecture topics include constraints imposed by plants on herbivorous insects and the strategies insects use to overcome them, pollination biology and ecology and the interplay between biotic and abiotic factors in determining interactions. Laboratory exercises are field-based mini-experiments leading to the development of an individual project with experimentation and paper presentation. Lecture three hours, laboratory three hours.
Prerequisites: BIO 1801  for non-Biology majors, BIO 1802  for Biology majors. [Dual-listed with BIO 5571.] Dual-listed courses require senior standing; juniors may enroll with permission of the department.