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Academic year 2014-2015Value date : 12/05/2015
SCER0013-1  Applied Entomology in natural management and biodiversity

Duration :  48h Th, 32h Ex.
Number of credits :  
Executive Master in Sciences and Management of the Environment, 1st year10
Lecturer :  Frédéric Francis, Thai Thanh Luom
Language(s) of instruction :  
English language
Organisation and examination :  
Teaching in the first semester, review in January
Course contents :  
Definitions: Objectives and roles of insects in conservation and management of biodiversity
Biological aspects:
Taxonomical diversity and insect biogeography, parasitology related to conservation
Insect monitoring approaches and biodiversity quantification
Social aspects:
Socio-economical values of insects (pollination, entomophagy, entomophagous beneficials)
Environmental aspects:
Use of bio-indicator insects in relation to biodiversity, management of entomological fauna, focusing on invasive - exotic, rare and extinction species, impacts of climate changes and city development.

Management of entomological diversity and abundance - environmental management
Learning outcomes of the course :  
Understand and better know the challenges in Entomology (Insect Science) in the conservation and management of biodiversity and in the management of natural resources in relation to the socio-economical pressures
Prerequisites and co-requisites/ Recommended optional programme components :  
Planned learning activities and teaching methods :  
Theorical teaching in auditorium Field works to assess the entomofauna
Practical works in the laboratory to prepare the entomological material
Report writing
Mode of delivery (face-to-face ; distance-learning) :  
Recommended or required readings :  
Assessment methods and criteria :  
Written examination (65%) Evaluation of the practical work report (35%)
Work placement(s) :  
Organizational remarks :  
This course is included in an international mestar organised in Vietnam.
Contacts :  
Frédéric Francis (Professor)
Functional & Evolutionary Entomology, GxABT


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