Bi7980 Applied entomology

Faculty of Science
Autumn 2016
Extent and Intensity
2/2/0. 6 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Mgr. Igor Malenovský, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
prof. Mgr. Stanislav Pekár, Ph.D.
Department of Botany and Zoology - Biology Section - Faculty of Science
Contact Person: Mgr. Igor Malenovský, Ph.D.
Supplier department: Department of Botany and Zoology - Biology Section - Faculty of Science
Prerequisites (in Czech)
Bi6760 Entomology
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
After the course, students will be able to understand and discuss social, economic, medical, veterinary and environmental aspects of entomology and to identify central European insect species with the highest relevance for economy/medicine.
  • 1. Introduction. Medical and veterinary entomology. Arthropod-born diseases and systematics and biology of their vectors, myiasis, poisonous and allergenic insects and other arthropods. 2. Medical and veterinary entomology 2 – identification of groups and species of medical/veterinary importance. 3. Agricultural entomology. Economic pests, vectors of phytopathogenic microorganisms, invasive insect species, integrated pest management. 4. Agricultural entomology 2. Review of most important agricultural crops in the Czech Republic and their pests. Study of material in collections and literature. 5. Forest entomology. Insects in forests, forest pest control and monitoring, review of most important woody species in Czech forests and their pests. Study of material in collections and literature. 6. Pests of stored products and households. Review of most frequent taxa, their identification, study of material in collections and literature. 7. Pest control. Insecticides, biological control, GMO, use of pheromones, SIT, agrotechnical regulations. 8. Forensic entomology. Army entomology. Insects as sources of raw materials, pharmeceutical compounds, laboratory organisms, food. Insects as pollinators, apiculture. Insects as inspiration in industry, biotechnology. 9. Insect conservation. Threatened insect species in the Czech Republic and the world, causes of insects extinction, general guidelines for insect conservation, insects as bioindicators. National and international Red Lists and legislation. Examples of in situ and ex situ insect species protection. Endemic insects in the Czech Republic. 10. Cultural entomology: insects in mythology, heraldics, geographical and personal names, proverbs, arts, literature, film, collecting and rearing insects as hobby. Final student presentations.
    recommended literature
  • GULLAN, P. J. and P. S. CRANSTON. The insects : an outline of entomology. Illustrated by Karina Hansen McInnes. 4th ed. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell, 2010. xvi, 565. ISBN 9781444330366. info
Teaching methods
Theoretical lectures with practical parts aimed at pest and other relevant insect species identification. At the end of the course, students prepare their own short oral presentation.
Assessment methods
A short final oral presentation on a topic from applied entomology selected by the student himself/herself. Oral exam + test from identification of pest and other relevant insect material.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
Information on completion of the course: Kurz je povinný pro zaměření entomologie, zoologie bezobratlých
The course can also be completed outside the examination period.
The course is taught once in two years.
Information on the per-term frequency of the course: podzimní semestr sudých let.
The course is taught: every week.
General note: Kurz není povinný pro vertebratology.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2007 - for the purpose of the accreditation, Autumn 2010 - only for the accreditation, Autumn 2002, Autumn 2003, Autumn 2004, Autumn 2005, Autumn 2006, Autumn 2007, Autumn 2008, Autumn 2009, Autumn 2010, Autumn 2011, Autumn 2011 - acreditation, Autumn 2012, Autumn 2013, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2018, Autumn 2020, Autumn 2022.
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