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Humans, Parasites & Wildlife: Impact Of Insects On Wildlife

WCON307

Description

Insects, as the largest class of animals, have an extraordinarily large influence on ecosystem function. For humans they function as vectors for important zoonotic diseases and pollinators of key food crops. For wildlife species they pollinate and feed on key plant species, vector prominent diseases, create large scale habitat change through plant disease outbreaks, and provide the primary source of animal matter for predators. During this class students will learn basic taxonomy and life history of insects, as well as explore case studies involving the role of insects in plant and animal disease, pollination, biological control, and other influences on ecosystem functioning.
Pre Reqs:
3 Credits From List [BIOL103DE,BIOL105DE,BIOL1XXDE,BIOL201DE,BIOL203DE,BIOL2XXDE,BIOL301DE,BIOL305DE,BIOL3XXDE,BIOL4XXDE]

Dates

Nov 16, 2020 — Dec 20, 2020

Location

Distance Education - Online

Registration Information

For credit cost: $1410