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ENR 5350.01: Taxonomy and Behavior of Aquatic Invertebrates | Ohio Sea Grant

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ENR 5350.01: Taxonomy and Behavior of Aquatic Invertebrates

Taxonomy and behavior of aquatic invertebrates, with an emphasis on North American freshwater macroinvertebrates

DETAILS
Dates: June 3 - June 28, 2019
Meets: TRS
CREDITS AVAILABLE
Graduate: 3 hrs
Undergraduate: 3 hrs
FEES
Room & Meals: $ 1700.00

Estimated Tuition Costs

UNDERGRADUATE
Ohio Resident $ 894.00
Non-Ohio Resident $ 2770.50
GRADUATE
Ohio Resident $ 2236.50
Non-Ohio Resident $ 6456.00
DETAILS
FOUR WEEK UPPER LEVEL

Prerequisites

ENR 5280 – Stream Ecology or equivelent, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for Entmlgy 5350.01.

Description

In this course, students will explore the taxonomy and behavior of freshwater aquatic invertebrates, with an emphasis on aquatic insects. The role of aquatic invertebrates in food webs, as well their utility in aquatic conservation and restoration issues, will also be an important component of the course.

The course consists of several major segments related to aquatic invertebrates:
1. Morphology and anatomy.
2. Structures, taxonomy, and phylogeny.
3. Ecology and life history.
4. Behavioral ecology and adaptations.
5. Diversity and community composition.
6. Sampling and biomonitoring.