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This unit is classed as a restricted unit and available to Master of Applied Science students.


Provides Master of Applied Science students with an overview of insect ecology and examines insect mating systems, insect-plant interactions and insect natural enemies. It explores the application of this theory to pest management and may briefly overview specialist areas such as toxicology and forensic entomology.

Students will also be expected to complete additional assignments/tutorials in selected research areas to enhance their depth of understanding if these areas.

In addition to general course content, students are expected to undertake prescribed reading at an advanced level on recent developments in entomology and to incorporate this knowledge in their theory examination.

Summary 2020

Unit name Insect Ecology and Behaviour
Unit code KLA611
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture
Discipline Agriculture and Food Systems

Teaching staff

Geoff Allen, Stephen Quarrell

Level Postgraduate
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No



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Teaching Pattern

26 lectures, at least13 lab classes/tutorial/field trips


3-hr theory exam (45%), practicals/seminars/tutorials (55%)

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