Entomology: Insect diversity and decline

Entomology: Insect diversity and decline

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Objectives

Provide a general understanding of insect diversity and decline. To capacitate students to recognize insect taxonomic groups, understand major evolutionary transitions in insect evolution, and to. identify major threats to entomofauna. The course includes several case studies of insect adaptation, and the most recent overview on insect evodevo, plasticity, ecophysiological responses and conservation under global change.

Participants need to attend 85% of the course hours (this means that they can miss one half-day), and actively participate in all activities.

Minimal formation of students: Bachelor in Biological and Natural Sciences or related areas.

 

Directed to: MSc or PhD students in Biology, Environmental Sciences, Ecology or related areas, postdocs and professionals working in related topics.

General Plan

Monday

09:00-09:30 Welcome session and program presentation

09:30-12:30 Introduction to Entomology

12:30-13:30 Lunch

13:30-17:30 Insect evolution, diversity and ecology.

Travel to the scientific residence of Alviela

 

Tuesday

09:00-12:30 Insect colleting methods, preparation and identification: terrestrial compartment

Fieldwork

12:30-13:30 Lunch

13:30-17:30 Insect colleting methods, preparation and identification: subterranean compartment

Fieldwork

 

Wednesday

09:00-12:30 Insect colleting methods, preparation and identification: aquatic compartment

Fieldwork

12:30-13:30 Lunch

13:30-17:30 Insect Diversity: major taxonomic groups, distinctive characters and identification

Return to University of Lisbon

 

Thursday

09:00-12.30 Lectures on insect diversity and decline

12:30-13:30 Lunch

13:30-17:30 Preparation of presentation of personal project

 

Friday

09:00-12.30 Lectures on insect diversity and decline

12:30-13:30 Lunch

13:30-17:00 Personal project: results and discussion

17:00-17:30 Closure

This course can give credits to PhD programmes at FCUL or of programmes with partnership from FCUL and other institutions with 6h-7h of contact hours per ECT, as a function of specific requirements. For these students additionally to the exercises done during the week the delivery of a written report done after the course is mandatory. For programmes with less hours of contact per ECT (6h/ECT, getting 6 ECTs from the course) students need to do an additional assignment (summary report). If needed 1 or 2 additional hours of contact may be added. Such report(s) are also advised for other students requesting accreditation of the course in their institutions.


Funding

Students fees


Partners

NA


Fee

Free for 1st year PhD students in  Doctoral programmes  at FCUL (e.g. Biologia), Biodiversity, Genetics and Evolution (BIODIV UL; UP), Biology and Ecology of Global Changes (BEAG UL, UA) and Sustainability Science (UL, several institutions), when the course counts credits for their formation, in which case the delivery of a final report done after the course is mandatory; the course is also free for more advanced PhD students of the BIODIV programme (ULisboa or UPorto); 50 € for more advanced PhD students of cE3c of other programmes; 80 € for PhD students of the PEERS network (CFE); 125 € for FCUL Master students and unemployed; 180 € for BTI, BI and other PhD students; 250 € for Professional and postdocs.

When the maximum number of students is reached, 10 vacancies will be available for non-paying 1st year PhD students mentioned above, being, by order of preference students from: 1) cE3c; 2) BIODIV (not from cE3c); 3) FCUL (not from cE3c); 4) Sustainability Science (not from cE3c or FCUL); 5) BEAG (not from cE3c or FCUL).


How to apply

Candidates should fill a FORMULARY that will be available after the call is open.

This formulary is strictly confidential, as explained in the introduction, and the data are required because the cE3c Advanced Courses are also offered as part of the PRR programme of FCUL.

When filling the formulary mind to:

  • FILL ALL THE MANDATORY FIELDS
  • UPLOAD CV AND MOTIVATION LETTER, both mandatory; use the names as instructed there
  • If you want to resume later SAVE the formulary, otherwise you will need to fill everything again
  • At the end SUBMIT the formulary before exiting

For any doubts please contact the cE3c coordinator of the cE3c courses Margarida Matos (mmmatos@fc.ul.pt) and Ana Sofia Reboleira (asreboleira@ciencias.ulisboa.pt)

asreboleira@ciencias.ulisboa.pt