The Ohio State University

Students will be introduced to the design and analysis of simple experiments and studies frequently used in Entomology. This hands-on course will cover analysis of data generated from commonly-used entomological techniques and observational approaches. Throughout, students will use and analyze data using statistical and version control software programs commonly used in the scientific community (i.e., Excel, R, RStudio, Git, and GitHub)

This course covers insects and mites that attack landscape ornamental plants (trees, shrubs, perennials, annuals). Students learn to diagnose and identify common pests, and select appropriate management methods. Management strategies include monitoring techniques, pesticides, biocontrol, resistance, cultural/mechanical controls, in an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach. Prereq: ENTMLGY 1101, 1111, 3000, 4000, or 4600.

Overview of major pathogens and insects affecting health of forest and shade trees with emphasis on diagnosis, ecology, and management. Video-linked to Wooster. Sp Sem. Prereq: Not open to students with credit for ENTMLGY 461 or PLNTPTH 610. Cross-listed in PLNTPTH .

Mississippi State University

Three hours lecture. Introduction to the nature, process, and societal role of research; scientific method, experimental design, proposal writing, publishing, and ethics. Course emphasizes the intuitive understanding and practical application of quantitative analyses, including written, visual, and oral presentation of methods and results.

Three hours lecture. Introduction to the interaction of insects with their environment, including behavioral ecology, abiotic influences, population dynamics, intra- and inter-specific interactions, and the effects of insects on ecosystem structure and function.

Directed Individual Study (DIS) courses 

Directed study on the theory and characteristics of biological invasions. Includes an introduction to coding and analysis with R statistical software on pest interception data at ports of entry. 

Introduction to coding and using R for statistical analyses. Analysis of data documenting the behavior of small hive beetle.