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Department of Chemical Ecology

Prof. Dr. Caroline Müller

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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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28-Sep-2017  Jana Stallmann

Plant-mediated species networks: the modulating role of herbivore density
( Pineda et al. 2017, Journal of Ecological Entomology)