Dominique Mazzi: Catalogue data in Spring Semester 2019

Name PD Dr. Dominique Mazzi
FieldBehavioural Ecology of Insects
Institut für Agrarwissenschaften
ETH Zürich, LFO G 23
Schmelzbergstrasse 9
8092 Zürich
DepartmentEnvironmental Systems Science

751-4802-00LSystem-Oriented Management of Herbivorous Insects II2 credits2GD. Mazzi
AbstractThe focus is on capacity building to judge pest management in the face of economic, ecological and social demands. A wide spectrum of management approaches will be elaborated and discussed, ranging from natural antagonists, natural and synthetic products to physical and genetic tools, as well as innovative research advances.
ObjectiveThe students acquire an understanding of current and potential future methods to manage pest organisms in agro-ecosystems, as well as a sound scientific background to evaluate the options in the face of conflicting requirements from economics, ecology and the society. In addition, they will gain skills to use scientific reports to construct an argument, and to defend their position in a debate.
Lecture notesThe presentations will be made available.
LiteratureRecommendations for further reading are given in the course.
Prerequisites / NoticeThe first part of the course, held in the HS, is not a prerequisite for the understanding of the second part.