Subject: Plant Science
Credit units: 3
Offered: Term 2 only
Weekly hours: 3 Lecture hours
College: Agriculture and Bioresources
Department: Plant Sciences


This course will investigate important concepts in insect ecology with an emphasis on species interactions. Topics covered will include plant-insect interactions, behavioural ecology, evolutionary ecology, climate change and insects, toxicology, and multi-trophic interactions. The course places a heavy emphasis on primary scientific literature. Students will also compose a grant or fellowship style application for an insect related project.

Prerequisite(s): One of PLSC 260, PLSC 350 or BIOL 365, and one of PLSC 213 or BIOL 228. Or permission of the instructor.
Note: This course is a hybrid course with PLSC 875. This course cannot be taken for credit after previously taking PLSC 875.

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