Prerequisites: ENV 501, ENV 502 and ENV 503 or permission of instructor. (Second semester—even years/3 credits)
This course will introduce graduate students to advanced topics in insect ecology. Students will review both foundational and current research in peer-reviewed journals on insect interactions and behavior. A broad overview of the major insect orders and their development will be covered. We will also explore distribution patterns, diversity, insect-plant co-evolution, and common interactions in insect communities as they relate to each other and other organisms.