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Module

BIO2037 : Insect and arthropod biology

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Professor Giles Budge
  • Lecturer: Dr Mark Shirley, Dr Neil Audsley, Dr Maureen Wakefield
  • Owning School: Natural and Environmental Sciences
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 20
ECTS Credits: 10.0

Aims

To give students an understanding of the biology of arthropods, in particular insects. Students will be able to appreciate the effects of conservation and control of key species, with a focus on insects.

Outline Of Syllabus

Arthropods represent the majority of multicellular species on Earth. This module majors on providing an understanding of the biology and ecology of insects, but also covers other arthropods including arachnids and crustaceans. Teaching will provide the foundation necessary to enable students to work with arthropods later in their degree programmes and beyond.

Content includes: morphology, metamorphosis, classification, food and feeding, respiratory and circulatory physiology, nervous and hormonal control, polymorphism, sociality, insects and man.

The practical exercises emphasise features of the ecology, structure and behaviour of insects, whilst enhancing essential skills in data recording and scientific report writing.

Teaching Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Assessment Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

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Timetable