Museum and Field Methods in Entomology

Learn museum and field methods in insect biodiversity studies and associated preservation, mounting, and curatorial techniques. Methods will include use of entomological nets and traps for terrestrial and aquatic species, dry and fluid preservation techniques, slide mounting, geo-reference and field data records, morphological preparation for identification, and curation of material for permanent preservation, including databasing and digital imaging of specimens. The course will also cover museum policies, the role of the curator, acquisition of specimens, pest management, legal and ethical issues, collection and import/export permits, loan policies and shipping, budgets and grants, and more!

Course ID
ENT 5025
Semester Offered
Course Frequency
every year