Termite Biology and Control 2017

ENY 4221 / ENY 6248

June 19-23, 2017

2 credit hours

The University of Florida department of Entomology and Nematology if offering a week-long course on termite biology.

Registration deadline: Friday May 5, 2017.
Lectures and laboratory activities: June 19-23, 2017

Contact information for registration: Dr. Thomas Chouvenc, email:


Dr. Rudolf Scheffrahn (954) 577-6312
Dr. Nan-Yao Su (954) 577-6339
Dr. William Kern, Jr. (954) 577-6329
Dr. Thomas Chouvenc (954) 577-6320

Course Objectives:

This comprehensive course will cover a wide spectrum of subjects regarding termite biology:

  • Termite natural history and diversity
  • Termite ecology and behavior
  • Termite symbiosis
  • Evolution of insect societies
  • Termite distribution
  • Identification of major termite families, economically important genera, and primary invasive pest species.
  • Student will learn and gain field experience in a range of techniques for the collection of termites
  • Overview of current control techniques for subterranean and drywood termites.

The course will take place in South Florida (FLREC) which is located in a subtropical climate. We are located 1h away from the Everglade National Park, 20 minutes away from the beach and 30 minutes away from most termite species you can find in the field.

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