Nina Stanczyk: Katalogdaten im Herbstsemester 2017

NameFrau Dr. Nina Stanczyk
Professur f. Biokomm. u. Ökologie
ETH Zürich, LFO G 26.3
Schmelzbergstrasse 9
8092 Zürich
Telefon+41 44 632 50 45

751-5121-00LInsect Ecology2 KP2VC. De Moraes, M. Mescher, N. Stanczyk
KurzbeschreibungThis is an introductory course in insect ecology. Students will learn about the ways in which insects interact with and adapt to their abiotic & biotic environments and their roles in diverse ecosystems. The course will entail lectures, outside readings, and critical analysis of contemporary literature.
LernzielStudents completing this course should become familiar with the application of ecological principles to the study of insects, as well as major areas of inquiry in this field. Highlighted topics will include insect behavior, chemical and sensory ecology, physiological responses to biotic and abiotic stressors, plant-insect interactions, community and food-web dynamics, and disease ecology. The course will emphasize insect evolution and adaptation in the context of specific interactions with other organisms and the abiotic environment. Examples from the literature incorporated into lectures will highlight the methods used to study insect ecology.
SkriptProvided to students through ILIAS
LiteraturSelected required readings (peer reviewed literature, selected book chapters). Optional recommended readings with additional information.