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Department of Chemical Ecology

Prof. Dr. Caroline Müller

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Logo der Abteilung Chemische Ökologie 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.

Guests are welcome any time!


During the semester break please attend our

Journal Club

on Thursdays, 16:15 pm, room W1-135



Our lectures take place on Thursday, 05:00 pm in room V2-145

12-Apr-2018, Franziska Josten: Effects of sublethal insecticide concentrations on the aphid Myzus persicae

Lutz Kröner: Effects of inbreeding on plant-herbivore interactions

19-Apr-2018, Viktoria Veronika Tomczak: Microbe-Plant-Herbivore interactions: Impacts of arbuscular mycorrhiza on the performance and behavior of generalist herbivores

26-Apr-2018, Thorben Müller: Inbreeding and insecticide effects on the phenotype of a leaf beetle. Start of presentation: 03.30 pm

17-May-2018, Ruth Jakobs: Intra-individual & intraspecific variation of glandular trichomes of Tanacetum vulgare

24-May-2018, Caroline Pons: Success of mycorrhization and general differences in several summer wheat cultivars

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