Study Programmes 2017-2018
WARNING : 2016-2017 version of the course specifications
Applied Entomology in natural management and biodiversity
Duration :
48h Th, 32h Ex.
Number of credits :
Executive Master in Sciences and Management of the Environment10
Lecturer :
Frédéric Francis
Language(s) of instruction :
English language
Organisation and examination :
All year long
Units courses prerequisite and corequisite :
Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program
Learning unit 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 learning unit :
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
Prerequisite knowledge and skills :
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