Aims/Description: This module will provide students with practical techniques and approaches to collecting, identifying, preserving, setting and archiving insect specimens. The emphasis will be on students generating individual collections that span the full taxonomic diversity of insects (and hence the full practical range of techniques used by entomologists). This will be linked to in-depth lectures and workshops that develop understanding and awareness of the taxon-specific issues. There will be a core emphasis on producing museum-quality levels of sample preparation, material and archiving.

Staff Contact: M. Siva-Jothy
Teaching Methods: Laboratory work, Independent Study
Assessment: Practical

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