This is a fully accredited Rhodes University Short Course, and is comprised of multiple learning modules. We host the course annually at Rhodes University over the duration of an intense week. Lectures and classwork, given by top scientists in the field, provide the course research framework and are followed by multiple fieldtrips for hands-on learning. Participants will also complete original projects designed to answer specific biological control research questions, complete a project write-up and present their findings in a series of research seminars.

Topics Include:

  • Weed Ecology - What makes a weed?
  • Introduction to Biological Control
  • Biological Control Regulations
  • Agent Biology
  • Host Specificity
  • Agent Release Techniques
  • Post-Release Evaluations
  • Integrated Control
  • Basic and Introductory Statistics

 Dr Grant Martin giving a presentation during the 2016 Weeds Short Course

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