Teaching

Recurring courses at Mississippi State University

EPP 8273 Empirical Research in Theory and Practice (Spring semesters; annual; 3 credits)

Three hours lecture. Two hour laboratory. Introduction to the nature, process, and societal role of research; scientific method, experimental design, proposal writing, publishing, and ethics. Course emphasizes the intuitive understanding and practical application of quantitative analyses, including written, visual, and oral presentation of methods and results.

EPP 4623/6623 Insect Ecology* (Spring semesters; even years; 3 credits) - expected Spring 2022

Three hours lecture. Introduction to the interaction of insects with their environment, including behavioral ecology, abiotic influences, population dynamics, intra- and inter-specific interactions, and the effects of insects on ecosystem structure and function.

*course proposal under review


Special topics courses

EPP 6990 Applied Quantitative Analysis in Entomology* - expected Fall 2021

Three hours lecture. Two hour laboratory. Introduction to the nature, process, and societal role of research; scientific method, experimental design, proposal writing, publishing, and ethics. Course emphasizes the intuitive understanding and practical application of quantitative analyses, including written, visual, and oral presentation of methods and results.

*course proposal under review


Directed Individual Study (DIS) courses

EPP 7000 DIS: Topics in Quantitative Analysis of Biological Invasions

Directed study on the theory and characteristics of biological invasions. Includes an introduction to coding and analysis with R statistical software on pest interception data at ports of entry.

EPP 7000 DIS: Biological statistics in R

Introduction to coding and using R for statistical analyses. Analyzed data on the behavior of small hive beetle.