Field practical training on entomology – hands-on learning experience with insects

The field practical training on entomology which is offered through the Department of Ecosystems and Conservation under the CONTAN project oriented students on the taxonomy and the systematics of insects. Taxonomy and systematics encompass the relatively basic areas of insects. The goal of this field practical training was to introduce students to the incredible diversity and abundance of insects and to prepare specimens for further analysis. Upon Completion of this field practical training, students will:

  • Describe the diversity of insects collected in Lake Chala.
  • Identify insects using taxonomic classification.
  • Sort insects into “morphospecies” – similar-looking species.
  • Prepare specimens for further studies including molecular analysis

The field practical training on entomology hands-on learning experience with insects is offered under the CONTAN project. The CONTAN project is an Erasmus + Capacity-building project in the field of higher education “Developing curricula for biodiversity monitoring and conservation in Tanzania”. The Project Partners in the EU: University of Florence, (coordinator), MUSE – Science museum, University of Copenhagen, and the University of Bayreuth. Partners in Tanzania: the Sokoine University of Agriculture, University of Dar es Salaam, and College of African Wildlife Management.

Dr. Claudia Hemp demonstrating the sorting and identification of insect specimens at Lake Chala

Funding line: European Union – Erasmus+ KA2 – Capacity Building in Higher Education (call EAC-A02-2019-CBHE)

Contact Us;
Project Coordinator,
Dr. Charles Kilawe,
CONTAN project
Department of Ecosystems and Conservation,
College of Forestry Wildlife and Tourism
PO Box 3010, Chuo Kikuu, Morogoro, Tanzania


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