You’ll take a close look at the biology, systematics, evolution, ecology and behavior of our smallest fascinating creatures, terrestrial arthropods (insects, arachnids etc.)
|Prerequisites and Restrictions|| You must satisfy the following requirement(s):
|Available semesters||Semester 2 2023|
Please note: This course can’t be fully completed online as you will need to be on campus to complete some activities.
What you will learn
After successfully completing this course, you’ll be able to:
- Critically compare and contrast the morphological structures, growth and development, life-history strategies and other aspects of the biology of different groups of terrestrial arthropods.
- Discuss aspects of the evolution, systematics and biogeography of terrestrial arthropods and the role of molecular and genetic studies in terrestrial arthropod ecology and evolutionary biology.
- Record aspects of the behavioural, population and community ecology of terrestrial arthropods, including the interactions of terrestrial arthropods with other organisms and their abiotic environment.
- Understand aspects of the molecular biology, genetics, biochemistry and physiology of terrestrial arthropods.
- Conduct basic taxonomic investigations of terrestrial arthropods in keeping with currently accepted rules of nomenclature.
- Apply your understanding of terrestrial arthropod biology to practical problems in conservation management, pest and weed control (including biological control and integrated pest management), biosecurity, and primary production (agriculture, forestry, beekeeping, etc.)
Associate Professor Adrian Paterson
Head of Department
Department of Pest Management and Conservation[email protected]