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Insect Ecology and Evolution

This minor emphasizes the diversity, ecology and evolution of insects. Not only are insects fascinating creatures, but they have multiple effects on the earth’s biota (including humans). Insects influence numerous ecosystem functions, vector pathogens, consume and pollinate plants, support various predators and more. In turn, the natural world drives insect evolution and diversification.

This minor supports students pursuing careers in the biological sciences, wildlife management, environmental sciences, conservation and more.

Requirements: 

20-21 units

Complete the following three courses (13 units)

  • ENT 100 General Entomology (4 units)
  • ENT 100L General Entomology Laboratory (2 units)
  • ENT 104 Behavioral Ecology of Insects (3 units)
    • Or ENT 105 Insect Ecology (4 units)

Choose at least 7 units 

  • ENT 103 Insects Systematics (3 units)
  • ENT 107 California Insect Diversity (5 units)
  • ENT 109 Field Taxonomy and Ecology (7 units)
  • ENT 116 Freshwater Macroinvertebrates (3 units)
  • ENT 158 Forensic Entomology (3 units) 
  • EVE 149 Evolution of Ecological Systems (4 units) 
    • Or ESP 121 Population Ecology (4 units)

Total = 20-21 units

 

Minor Advisors

S. Lawler
splawler@ucdavis.edu
(530) 754-8341

S. Nadler
sanadler@ucdavis.edu
(530) 752-2121