Insect Chemical Ecology
PLS0038 Insect Chemical Ecology, 7,5 Hp
Ytterligare informationThe course employs a diverse suit of TLAs, including lectures, student
presentations (both poster and oral), literature discussion seminars, lab
demonstrations and exercises, and a mini research project.
Lectures are given by well-known experts ensuring an up-to-date overview of the field and encouraging active participation. During literature seminars in smaller groups lecture elements are further worked out, discussed and applied to research interests within the group. These seminars are essential in digesting the course material and engaging the students in reflective
learning. Presentation skills are practised through oral and poster
presentations of the students’ own PhD project. These skills are also practised as part of the mini project. The mini project is further meant to familiarize a student with new techniques and report on it to fellow students.
Much of this intensive course relies on the social and (semi)informal interactions with fellow students and lecturers during e.g. the field trip, the poster presentations, the literature seminar, the lab work, the lunch and dinner breaks etc. The network lowers thresholds due to differences in educational backgrounds and experience, enhances deep learning, and
encourages a student to apply new thinking/techniques (from one of the fellow students) to one’s own research area. The contacts created duringthe course will in many instances be invaluable for later moments in the students’ careers.
Note: at the end of the course, students can stay on for post course workshops (2-3 days) on fly genetics, chemical analysis, is not part of the 7.5 ECTS. More ‘hands-on’ days has been asked for by many students in past evaluations. Since this cannot be fitted within the course itself, we have placed it directly after the course. This is part facultative.