of insects & arachnids as major determinants of biodiversity of terrestrial
& freshwater ecosystems; their importance in bioinventories, conservation
biology & global change. Includes field trip.
& Arachnid Biodiversity
groups of Arachnida & orders/suborders of insects. Ecological role of
insects & arachnids in terrestrial systems. Importance of conservation
& biodiversity. Internal & external morphology, life histories,
biology & importance to humans. Weekend fiel
arthropod pests & their ecology. Detection of pests, estimates of pest
damage & pest control. Pesticide regulations; application & safety.
Pests of garden, garbage, restaurant & hospital. (Also offered through
Open Learning Australia as BIO21).
Science & Agriculture
become familiar with the orders/suborders of insects, their comparative
external & internal anatomy, life histories, development, ecology behaviour
& importance to humans. Collection required. (Also offered through Open
Learning Australia as BIO2
morphology of insects. Groundplan anatomy to illustrate taxonomic &
(NOT Full Year)
selects a topic of interest, discuss topic & reading material with supervisor,
then submit assignment.
laboratory or field studies, at postgraduate level, of topic selected by
student in consultation with the course coordinator.
kairomomes, allomones & allied chemicals in life of insects: basic biology
& experimental techniques, evolution & ecological specialisations
of external information chemicals, application to current & future pest
& Applied Arachnology
in relation to: ecosystem function & biodiversity; parasitism of man,
plants, livestock & wildlife; biological control; evolution of life
history strategies, reproductive mode, mutualisms & dispersal.
Program. Students must consult Head of Department to discuss program prior
to submitting enrolment. Potential candidates must obtain a GPA of 5 over
all level three entomology courses taken & should normally have taken
& passed all entomology cor
& Diversity of Insects
& phylogeny of orders of hexapods, myriapods, arachnids. Adaptive &
evolutionary significance of organisation in these groups. Paleoentomology.
Zoogeography of insects & related groups. Principles & procedures
of taxonomy, phylogenetic analysis
to economic control & management of insect & mite pests. Integration
of approaches together with conventional, chemical control techniques into
rational control systems. Emphasis on key tropical pest problems.