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Plant-Insect Interactions

Crosslisted with Botany, Zoology). This course describes the multiple ways in which arthropods exploit plants, and how these interactions can benefit or adversely affect plant growth, survival, and competition. Topics include plant traits that deter or augment insect behavior and development, insect behavioral and physiological counter adaptations, and environmental mediation of these interactions. Consequences of plant-herbivore interactions to insect population dynamics, plant succession and community ecology, and co-evolution are discussed. Possible implications of basic plant-insect interaction theory to natural resource management, environmental quality and sustainable development are considered. 3 cr/even spr.

Department: 
Entomology
Course#: 
473
Course: 
Plant-Insect Interactions
Credits: 
3
Instructor(s): 
Raffa, Ken
Semester: 
Spr