Suborganismal research in the Entomology department at the University of Wisconsin Madison focuses on insect physiology and population genetics. Areas of specialization include the molecular action of insect hormones and the insect/microbiome interface. 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.
Research in the department explores the interconnections across scales of biological organization, from molecular and cellular interactions to ecosystem-level studies, in both managed and natural systems, and from basic to applied research. Faculty members collaborate with colleagues in other departments in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, and beyond the college and university.
- 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.
- Taxonomy of Mature Insects
- Taxonomy and Bionomics of Immature Insects
- Basic and Applied Insect Ecology
- Plant-Insect Interactions
- Ecotoxicology: Impacts on Populations, Communities and Ecosystems
- 24 months
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DisciplinesAnimal Sciences Ecology Genetics View 218 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
International25548 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 25548 USD per year during 24 months.
National25548 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 25548 USD per year during 24 months.
In-State12220 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 12220 USD per year during 24 months.
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