Lynn Kimsey: Insect Morphology Seminar
March 19, 2012
|Graduate student Martan Shelomi with a walking stick from the Bohart Museum of Entomology.. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)|
The day, time and location of the two-unit course (CRN 94482) will be determined later by student/professor preference.
"This will be a hands-on course where we will study the internal comparative anatomy of several groups of insects," Kimsey said. They will include walking sticks and cockroaches.
Students will work in teams and focus on the digestive tract, nervous system, external anatomy or reproductive tract and doing dissections of freshly preserved specimens.
Class results may be publishable.
The spring quarter begins March 29. Registration information is at http://registrar.ucdavis.edu/. For further information, contact Kimsey at email@example.com or (530) 752-5373.
The R. M. Bohart Museum of Entomology, founded in 1946, is located on the UC Davis campus at 1124 Academic Surge on California Drive. The museum, dedicated to teaching, research and service, houses the seventh largest insect collection in North America, and is worldwide in coverage.
The collection holdings total more than seven million specimens of terrestrial and fresh water arthropods. The museum is also home of the California Insect Survey, a storehouse of the insect biodiversity of California's deserts, mountains, coast, and the Great Central Valley.:
--Kathy Keatley Garvey
UC Davis Department of Entomology