Analysis of our environment with emphasis on understanding relationships and interactions of physical, biological, technological, and political components using scientific methods of inquiry. Food supply and safety, water quality, pollution control, biodiversity, environmental policy. Open to nonmajors. (Cross-listed as NREM 210 and SUST 210)
Overview of environmental issues and impacts associated with agriculture, specifically pest management issues, and options for environmentally responsible management and amelioration of these impacts. (Cross-listed as SUST 320)
Introduction to the ecology of infectious diseases of animals, plants, and humans. Factors affecting disease transmission and virulence. Effects of human activities and environmental change on disease transmission. Emphasis on issues pertinent to Hawai‘i. A-F only. Pre: (BIOL 171 and BIOL 172) with a minimum grade of C; or consent. (Spring only) (Cross-listed as OCN 340)
Fundamentals of genetic theory using traditional breeding and biotechnological procedures in insect and plant pathogen management for sustainable agricultural production. Repeatable one time. A-F only. (Cross-listed as SUST 371 and TPSS 371)
Provides knowledge and understanding of soils, agroecology, and sustainable approaches for plant health management, and prepares students for applied research in various tropical cropping systems. A-F only. (Alt. years: spring) (Cross-listed as TPSS 410 and SUST 410)
Provides students with knowledge and real world experience on common turfgrass pests and management strategies in Hawai‘i, with emphasis on integrated pest management. Common cool-season turfgrass and pest management are also discussed. A-F only. (Fall only) (Cross-listed as TPSS 418)
Diagnosis, epidemiology, and integrated management of important plant diseases and pathogens for key plants and cultivated crops in various agroecosystems in Hawai‘i, the Pacific, and the global tropics. Pre: 405. (Spring only)
Exploration of federal laws, regulations, and precedents that govern our interaction with the environment. Analysis of laws regulating air, water, toxins, pests, endangered species, and environmental justice. Pre: junior or senior standing.
Study of the coevolutionary relationships between insects and
plants, with emphasis on the behavior, physiology, and symbiotic relationships of insects. Discussed in the context of sustainable agriculture, anthropogenic change, and climate change. A-C only. Pre: 363 (with a minimum grade of C) or consent. DB
Study and discussion of significant topics and problems. May be offered by visiting faculty, extension faculty or research faculty. Repeatable two times.
Integration and application of academic knowledge and critical skills emphasizing professional development, Directed Research, field studies, employment with cooperating businesses, government or schools are all options. A-F only. Pre: consent.
Conduct original research in environmental protection sciences. Limited to qualified undergraduate students. Repeatable two times. CR/NC only.
Concepts of agrosecurity and food safety (including plant and animal biosecurity), global impacts of introduced pests and diseases, and current mechanisms for interception of pests and mitigation of disease. A-F only. (Fall only)
(2 Lec, 2 3-hr. Lab) Principles and concepts in pathogen biology, epidemiology and management of plant diseases caused by fungi, oomycetes, and nematodes. Laboratory techniques for isolation and identification of pathogens and disease diagnosis. A-F only. (Fall only)
(2 Lec, 2 3-hr Lab) Principles and concepts in pathogen biology, epidemiology, and management of plant diseases caused by bacteria and viruses. Laboratory techniques for isolation and identification of pathogens and disease diagnosis. A-F only. Pre: 605 (with a minimum grade of B). (Spring only)
Lecture/discussion targets students exiting from graduate degree programs and provides preparation as a career professional; topics include establishing a professional identity; CV and cover letters, job-seeking due diligence, and negotiation skills. Graduate students only. A-F only. (Fall only) (Cross-listed as MBBE 611 and TPSS 611)
Iterative and interactive course integrating plant pathogen and pest biology with diagnostic and management approaches. Will use biological information about pathogens, anthropods, and abiotic stresses to diagnose diseases, disorders, or other injuries of plants. A-F only. Pre: (605 and 606) with a minimum grade of B, or consent. Co-requisite: 615L. (Summer only)
Diagnosis and management of plant pathogen and pest problems in laboratory and field. Taught concurrently with 615. A-F only. Pre: (605 and 606) with a minimum grade of B, or equivalent. Co-requisite: 615. (Summer only)
Molecular diagnostics principles, comparative genomics, genome annotation and bio-informatics, phylogenetics, gene target selection, advanced primer, and probe design. Repeatable one time. Graduate students only or consent. A-F only. (Fall only) (Cross-listed as MBBE 627)
(2 Lec) Study of the principal physiological and biochemical functions in insects, with emphasis on hormonal interactions. Pre: 402 or consent.
Focuses on the actions of plant pathogenic fungi/ oomycetes and their host responses at the molecular and cellular level. Current genetic and genomic approaches to study plant-fungal interactions will be discussed. Graduate standing only. Pre: consent. (Every 2 years) (Cross-listed as MBBE 652)
Seminar on research and topics in plant pathology. Repeatable unlimited times. A-F only. Pre: graduate standing or consent.
(2 Lec, 1 3-hr Lab) Classification and study of diversity among insects and other life forms. Use of morphological and molecular characters to reconstruct evolutionary histories. A-F only. Pre: graduate standing or consent.
(2 Lec, 1 3-hr Lab) Insects as living units in an environment of physical and biotic factors. Pre: consent of instructor.
(2 Lec, 1 3-hr Lab) Fundamental concepts. Critical study of major biological control projects. Pre: 421 or consent. Recommended: 662; and ZOOL 631 or 632.
Examine approaches to weed biological control of invasive plants in various environments with different agents (insects, pathogens, and vertebrates), integration with other management tactics, sociopolitical aspects, and history of the practice. Graduate students only. Pre: 421 or 422 or consent. (Alt. years)
(2 Lec, 1 3-hr Lab) In-depth study of the molecular and cellular interactions between microbes and animals. Topics will cover types of symbioses, gut microbiome, parasites, and agricultural pathogens, and disease and human health disease.
Seminars on research and topics in entomology. Repeatable unlimited times. Pre: graduate standing or consent.
Study and discussion of significant topics and problems in plant and environmental protection sciences at an advanced level. Offered by visiting or existing faculty as a special course. Repeatable unlimited times. Pre: graduate standing or consent.
Independent study for students working on a Plan B master’s project. A grade of Satisfactory (S) is assigned when the project is satisfactorily completed. A-F only. Pre: graduate standing in entomology or tropical plant pathology.
Directed research, critical reviews in environmental protection sciences, entomology, or plant pathology. Repeatable unlimited times. CR/NC only.
Research for master’s thesis. Repeatable unlimited times. CR/NC only.
(2 Lec, 1 3-hr Lab) Advanced study of nematode taxonomy, genetics, behavior, host interactions, and sustainable management in an integrated lecture-laboratory. Pre: 605 (with a minimum grade of B) or consent.
Characterization, genome organization, gene expression, and molecular mechanisms of plant viruses. Pre: 606 (with a minimum grade of B) or consent.
Molecular biology, genomics, molecular genetics, and infection mechanisms of bacterial plant pathogens and symbionts. Pre: 606 (with a minimum grade of B or better) or consent. (Cross-listed as MICR 746)
Thesis/ dissertation proposal and defense seminars. Repeatable one time. CR/NC only. Pre: graduate standing or consent.
Research for doctoral dissertation. Repeatable unlimited times. CR/ NC only.