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Jeremy McNeil - Guest Lecture Needed during the first midterm and possible the final for Jeremy McNeil's guest lecture!

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Department
Biology
Course
Biology 2483A
Professor
Jennifer Waugh
Semester
Fall

Description
Jeremy McNeil – Chemical Ecologist - Autosemantic colouration scares predators - Insects are extremely beneficial: o Pollination (bees) o Decomposition (fly larva) o Food source in some countries - However, they are harmful for agriculture - Solution? Pesticides! - Problems with pesticides: o Kill beneficial insects as well o Insects become resistant so we have to create new pesticides, which need a lot of money and resources (200 million+) o Harmful to humans (could contaminate water supply) - People noticed the harmful effects of pesticides and the result was  integrated pest management o Pesticides need to be monitored - Solutions to problem: o Biological control: get other species to out compete or prey on the harmful species / get fungi (microbes) to contaminate and kill the harmful species o
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