Field Entomology 2014
EEB 4252 - Field Entomology
Summer Session II 2014
Day,Time: MWF, 9am-12pm
Dates: July 7 - August 8
Place: Storrs campus, Torrey Life Sciences Room 313
Credits: 3 (open to majors and non-majors)
Instructor: Dr. Elizabeth Wade
Office: Biology/Pharmacy 323
This class covers the diversity of collecting methods necessary to assess insect biodiversity. Students will spend extensive time in the field collecting insects and observing their ecology and behavior. Identification and taxonomy of insects, in addition to insect collection curation is emphasized.
Course Procedures and Policies
Plagiarism and cheating are violations of the student conduct code, and may be punished by failure in the course or, in severe cases, dismissal from the University. For more information, see Appendix A of the Student Conduct Code.
If you have a disability for which you may be requesting an accommodation, you should contact a course instructor and the Center for Students with Disabilities (Wilbur Cross Building, Room 201) within the first two weeks of the semester.
This summer session is only 5 weeks long. As a result, you are expected to be in attendance for every lecture and field trip scheduled during class time. In the case of illness or an emergency you are expected to contact the Professor before missing classes.
1- Peterson Field Guide to Insects: America North of Mexico. by Donald J. Borror and Richard E. White
2- Field notebook, it should be bound such as a composition book or the "Write in the Rain" notebooks
- Bug spray
- Water bottle
- Long pants
Full Syllabus: :
Field Notebook Instructions:
Course Blogging Instructions: :
Presevation and Labelling:
Collection Methods:EEB 4252 Collection Instructions_REVISED_28July14.pdf
Label Template: Labels
Download this word document to your computer, fill in however many labels you need. Fill in columns first before going to the next row. When you have labels to be printed email this to Beth.
Aquatic Macro invertebrates Exercise:
Aquatic Datasheet Class data.pdf
Aquatic Lab Handout_Class Data 25July14.pdf
Lecture Topics are unlikely to change, however Field Trips are weather dependent. The online syllabus will be updated as needed.
Additional Collecting Opportunities
|July 10||7:30pm||Keney Park, Hartford- BioBlitz|
|July 18||8:30pm||Mansfield Hollow|
|July 21||8:30pm||Fenton River|
|July 30||8:00pm||Mansfield Hollow- Below Dam|
|Quizzes (5)||25%||50 pts each/ total 250 pts|
|Field Notebook||10%||100 pts|
|Blog Posts (5)||5%||10 pts each/ total 50 pts|