University of Calgary

BIOL 591 - Insect Biodiversity - Summer 2016

A field course in the natural history and classification of insects, one of the most diverse groups of organisms known, as they are encountered in their natural habitat. Course material will include: techniques for collection and identification of major groups of insects and related terrestrial arthropods; aspects of behaviour and ecology of local species; use of insects as indicators of environmental change; censusing/monitoring insect populations.
This course may not be repeated for credit.


  • H(1-5)


  • Biology 243 and 313 and Consent of the Department.


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