UNIVERSITY OF GUELPH

   ENVB*4260  FIELD ENTOMOLOGY

Instructors: Dr. Gard Otis and Dr. Steve Marshall

Department of Environmental Biology

University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario N1G 2W1

Telephone: (519) 824-4120 (ext. 52478 - Dr. Otis); FAX: (519) 837-0442

E-mail: gotis@uoguelph.ca, samarsha@uoguelph.ca

For course description and prerequisites, please refer to the School of Environmental Science course calender.

For the information on the current or upcoming term, please refer to theSchool of Environmental Science course outline .

This course is offered through the University of Guelph.  Lectures will introduce students to the biology of insects, but the main focus of the course will be on fieldwork, including projects on the ecology and behaviour of insects, and on their collection and identification. For general information about this course and to see pictures from past years, look here.

Previous Field Entomology courses have gone to Virginia (1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2006 in part, 2008) (at the Mountain Lake Biological Station, in collaboration with the University of Virginia), North Carolina (2001 and 2003 in part), Ecuador (2002, 2009), South Carolina (2004, 2006 in part) and Peru/Bolivia (2007). For information on the upcoming year, please contact Dr. Otis or Dr. Marshall for details. For information about this years course, please contact Dr. Otis.

This is an intensive course that will meet all day every day for the duration of the course.  Students will share in the housekeeping and preparation of meals for the class. .

Cost: The costs of this course vary from trip to trip. The Virginia and South Carolina trips cost approximately $900-$1200 per person (past years; prices subject to change), while our Ecuador and Peru trips cost $2000-2800. A deposit is required in the fall semester in order to hold your space in the course. Cost includes insect collecting equipment and supplies, laboratory use, meals, lodging and all transportation (except meals during travel to and from Guelph during the trips to the USA).

Description: An introduction to observation, sampling, and research on insects in outdoor settings. Daily activities are split between collecting data to answer a hypothesis related to the field experiment and observing and collecting insects to fulfill the "insect diversity" component of the course. There will be the occassional lectures and discussions concerning the biology of the insects we encounter. Each student will: (1) participate in one group field problem that will be addressed through several days of intensive study; (2) collect, label, and identify with the help of course staff a small representative collection of insects; and (3) prepare a log book of field trips, insect taxa encountered, and ecological and behavioural observations. .

Evaluation:
  Field Problems (Participation) 15%
  Field Problems (Reports) 35%
  Logbook and Collection 50%

Note: All requirements must be completed during the course.


APPLICATION FORM: ENVB*4260
 
 
 
 
 
 

FIELD ENTOMOLOGY, UNIVERSITY OF GUELPH







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