Chemical Ecology
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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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Group Seminars

On Thursdays, 06.15 pm, room V2 -145


23-Nov: Dr. Rabea Schweiger

Effects of a root cyst nematode species on the metabolomes of different Arabidopsis thaliana genotypes

30-Nov: Dr. Thorben Müller

Lifetime inbreeding effects in a beetle

07-Dec: Lisa Johanna Tewes

Antifungal chemical defence in two Brassicaceae species

11-Dec - Caroline Pons

Mycorrhization of different summer wheat cultivars

18-Jan: Ruth Jakobs

The chemistry of Tanacetum vulgare with regard to its interaction with specialised aphids

25-Jan: Jana Stallmann

Impact of continuous and pulsed drought stress on the chemistry of spring wheat

01-Feb: Svenja Geisler

Detoxification of glucosinolates in the leaf beetle Phaedon cochleariae