Chemical ecology deals with biological and chemical investigations of natural products that are involved in the communication between individuals within one or different species and which influence ecological interactions. In our group we explore the role of natural products which mediate interactions between plants, herbivorous insects and their antagonists (predators, parasitoids) as well as interactions between mutualistic partners such as fungi. We focus on the isolation and identification of such compounds and the elucidation of their functions in an ecological, behavioural, genetic, population-biological and evolutionary context.
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During the semester break please attend our
on Thursdays, 16:15 pm, room W1-135
Our lectures take place on Thursday, 05:00 pm in room V2-145
07-June-2018, Dr. Rabea Schweiger: Effects of root-associated rhizobia on aboveground tissues of Fabaceae plants
14-June-2018, Dr. Karin Schrieber: The effects of inbreeding on induced metabolic responses to herbivory in native and invasive plant populations
21-June-2018, Svenja Geisler: Glucosinotale metabolism in two leaf beetle species
28-June-2018, Jana Stallmann: Impacts of different drought regimes on wheat and plant-mediated effects on cereal aphids. Start of presentation: 2:30 pm
12-July-2018, Dr. Sarah Paul: Niche conformance in a sawfly
19-July-2018, Caroline Pons: Success of mycorrhization and general differences in several summer wheat cultivars
24-July-2018: BSc/ MSc-Presentations. Start of presentation: 3 pm