2017-2018 / SCER0013-1

Applied Entomology in natural management and biodiversity


48h Th, 32h Ex.

Number of credits

 Executive Master in Sciences and Management of the Environment10 crédits 


Frédéric Francis, Frédéric Francis, Thi Thu Huong Truong


Frédéric Francis

Language(s) of instruction

English language

Organisation and examination

All year long

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

Definitions: Objectives and roles of insects in conservation and management of biodiversity
Biological aspects:
Taxonomical diversity and insect biogeography, parasitology related to conservation
Insect monitoring approaches and biodiversity quantification
Social aspects:
Socio-economical values of insects (pollination, entomophagy, entomophagous beneficials)
Environmental aspects:
Use of bio-indicator insects in relation to biodiversity, management of entomological fauna, focusing on invasive - exotic, rare and extinction species, impacts of climate changes and city development.

Management of entomological diversity and abundance - environmental management

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

Understand and better know the challenges in Entomology (Insect Science) in the conservation and management of biodiversity and in the management of natural resources in relation to the socio-economical pressures

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Theorical teaching in auditorium Field works to assess the entomofauna
Practical works in the laboratory to prepare the entomological material
Report writing

Mode of delivery (face-to-face ; distance-learning)

Recommended or required readings

Assessment methods and criteria

Written examination (65%) Evaluation of the practical work report (35%)

Work placement(s)

Organizational remarks

This course is included in an international mestar organised in Vietnam.


Frédéric Francis (Professor)
Functional & Evolutionary Entomology, GxABT Frederic.Francis@ulg.ac.be