May 24, 2018  
2017-2018 Graduate Bulletin 
    
2017-2018 Graduate Bulletin

BIO 5571 - 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. Students are expected to lead class discussions of current literature. Laboratory exercises are field-based mini-experiments leading to the development of an individual project with experimentation and paper presentation. As a graduate student, mentoring of undergraduate research projects is required.
Lecture three hours, laboratory three hours. [Dual-listed with BIO 4571.]