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CANCELED: EPT 1 Course Begins (15th-26th)

June 15, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Southern Appalachian Mayflies, Stoneflies, & Caddisflies [Session 1]: June 15 – June 26

Dr. John Morse, Clemson University

Natural history and taxonomy of mayflies (Ephemeroptera), stoneflies (Plecoptera), and caddisflies (Trichoptera), including systematics, ecology, and behavior of larvae and adults, with emphasis on those aspects important in ecological studies, biological monitoring of water quality, and sports fishing. Insects will be collected from diverse mountain stream habitats, and identifications will be performed in the laboratory. Students may opt to take the Society for Freshwater Science’s Taxonomic Certification exam of eastern EPT to genus at the end of the course (http://www.sfstcp.com/).

Prerequisites: General biology, ecology, or permission of instructor

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Date:
June 15, 2020
Time:
8:00 am - 5:00 pm