Course Objective: The aim of this course is to provide broad knowledge about the use of aquatic insects in determining the post-mortem intervals of invertebrates and vertebrates found in water after environmental stress. The aim is also to present physical, chemical, geographical and biological parameters that influence the colonization speed of dead animals by insects.
Course outcome: Students should gain broad understanding about aquatic ecology of biota relevant for forensic science and apply it to help solve litigation in civil and criminal cases.
Markquez-Grant N, Roberts J (2012) Forensic Ecology Handbook. From Crime Scene to Court. Wiley-Blackwell. Oxford.