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BZ3745 - Tropical Entomology

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 4
Administered by: School of Marine & Tropical Biology

The ecology, systematics, structure and function of terrestrial arthropods including the insects, arachnids and myriapods.Topics include evolution and systematics of terrestrial arthropods; structure and function of insect systems; biological control and integrated pest management; collecting, curating and identifying terrestrial arthropods.

Learning Outcomes

  • to appreciate the diversity of terrestrial arthropods;
  • to correctly identify and curate terrestrial arthropods;
  • to know the variety of techniques used to collect terrestrial arthropods;
  • to understand the evolutionary relationships between the major groups of terrestrial arthropods;
  • to understand the theory behind biological control and integrated pest management.

Graduate Qualities

  • The acquisition of coherent and disciplined sets of skills, knowledge, values and professional ethics from at least one discipline area.
Students enrolling in this subject should have a good understanding of zoological processes and taxonomy (ZL1001 or BZ1004 or equivalent to first year level), and data analysis and experimental design to second year level (BS2001 or BZ2001 or equivalent)
Prerequisites: (BS2001 OR BZ2001 OR AG2001) AND (ZL1001 OR BZ1004 OR AG1004)
ZL5501 ZL3501 BZ5745


Cairns, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coordinator: Professor Jamie Seymour
Lecturers: Empro Rhondda Jones, Professor Jamie Seymour.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 25 hours practicals
  • 9 hours fieldwork
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); other exams (20%); insect collection (20%); project (10%) (30%).

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