Suborganismal research in the department focuses on insect physiology and population genetics. Areas of specialization include the molecular action of insect hormones and the insect/microbiome interface. This master in Entomology is offered at the University of Wisconsin Madison.
Studies of gene flow utilize various molecular methods. Genomic data are used to understand adaptation, gene flow on landscapes, the genetic basis of phenotypes, and the phylogenetic relationships of insect species.
Organismal: Entomology faculty members are leaders in the areas of basic ecology of insects in a variety of natural and managed systems, such as forests, lakes and agroecosystems. Studies in taxonomy, chemical ecology, spatial analysis, vector biology, behavioral ecology, and landscape ecology have strong representation in the department. Research examines how they affect crops and forests, influence ecosystem processes such as nutrient and carbon cycling and the "services" they provide in natural and managed ecosystems such as pollination and pest suppression.
- Develop a broad knowledge base of entomology, inclusive of suborganismal, organismal, and applied entomology.
- Knowledge of laboratory and/or field methodology.
- Recognize relationships between structure and function at appropriate levels- molecular, cellular, organismal or ecological.
- Explain and apply scientific methods including designing and conducting experiments and testing hypotheses.
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- Taxonomy of Mature Insects
- Taxonomy and Bionomics of Immature Insects
- Basic and Applied Insect Ecology
- Basic and Applied Insect Ecology Laboratory
- Plant-Insect Interactions
- 24 months
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DisciplinesAnimal Sciences Ecology Genetics View 164 other Masters in Ecology in United States
- A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or a comparable degree from an international institution is required. International applicants must have a degree comparable to a regionally accredited U.S. bachelor’s degree
- A minimum undergraduate grade-point average (GPA) of 3.00
- The Graduate School does not require the GRE
- Every applicant whose native language is not English, or whose undergraduate instruction was not in English, must provide an English proficiency test score
- International applicants are required to have adequate financial resources to cover expenses for the duration of their studies at UW–Madison
International25526 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 25526 USD per year during 24 months.
National25526 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 25526 USD per year during 24 months.
In-State12200 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 12200 USD per year during 24 months.
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