Oct 24, 2020  
2019-2020 Academic Catalogue 
2019-2020 Academic Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

CH 491 - Introduction to Chemical Ecology

Lecture Hours: 1
Lab Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 1

There has been great interest in communication among insects and other arthropods to find ways to control them. This course examines the history of the development of chemical ecology, and examples of problems of increasing complexity that have been studied since the late 1950’s. Topics covered will include: insect olfaction, pheromone structure, the early pheromone work, classic cases e.g. Cotton Boll weevil and Japanese beetle, complex systems such as bark beetles, arthropod defensive chemistry, volatile elicitors, and others. Prerequisite(s): CH 223  & CH 224