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 at any time!
Our group seminars take place on Thursday, 5.00 - 7.00 pm in room W2- 14527-Oct-2016
Rabea Schweiger: Influence of humid storage conditions on the metabolite profile of Brassica napus seeds
Thorben Müller: Coping with environmental change in P. cochleariae? Project description and perspectives
Karin Schrieber: Effects of inbreeding on plant responses to biotic and abiotic environmental stress12-Jan-2017
Lisa-Johanna Tewes: Population differences in defence growth and reproduction of a range-expanding plant in a common garden26-Jan-2017
Ruth Jakobs: Inter- & intraindividual differences in plant quality and their effect on aphid population dynamics
Jana Stallmann: Impact of continuous and pulsed drought stress on wheat and two aphid species