PLANT-INSECT INTERACTIONS – ENT/BOT/ZOOL 473
3 credits; 3 lectures/wk; Spring semester, alternate (even-numbered) years. Co-instructed with Dr. Amy Trowbridge and Dr. Ken Keefover-Ring
One of the following: Bot/For/Zoo 460, Ent/Pl Path/For 500, Pl Path/Bot 505, Forestry 550, or Entom 450
Multiple ways in which arthropods exploit plants, plant traits that deter or augment insects, environmental mediation of these interactions, effects on population dynamics, community ecology and co-evolution, and implications to natural resource management, environmental quality, and sustainable development.
ECOTOXICOLOGY: TOXICANT EFFECTS ON ECOSYSTEMS – ENT 632-634
1-credit modules; 3 lectures/wk; Fall semester, alternate (odd-numbered) years; cross-listed with Agronomy, Molec Env Tox and For & Wildl Ecol 632-634. Team-taught.
Two semesters introduction biology and one semester organic chemistry or consent of instructor.
Study of how toxicants mediate interactions between organisms and their biotic and abiotic environments. Addresses biochemical and physiological mechanisms of toxicity; defenses against toxicants; population, community, ecosystem and evolutionary ecotoxicology; socio-economic impacts and current research.