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
11-Oct-2018, Dr. Rabea Schweiger: N-mediated versus N-independent effects of rhizobia on the leaf metabolome of Medicago sativa
18-Oct-2018, Dr. Ilka Vosteen: Natural enemy attraction to herbivore induced plant volatiles: Lessons learned from the field and future plans
15-Nov-2018, Ruth Jakobs: Relevance of phytochemical variation at multiple levels for plant-aphid interactions
22-Nov-2018, Dr. Elisabeth Eilers: Strawberry insect pollination and the effect of agrochemicals on floral scent
29-Nov-2018, Dr. Karin Schrieber: Differentiation in chemical responses to a cold stress gradient between montane and subalpine populations of an endemic tree
06-Dec-2018, Dr. Grit Kunert (MPI Jena): t.b.a.
13-Dec-2018, Svenja Geisler: Glucosinolate metabolism inPhaedon cochleariae larvae
20-Dec-2018, Dr. Lisa Johanna Tewes: Glandular secretions and chemical cuticular surface profiles of the flour beetle,Tribolium castaneum
10-Jan-2019, Caroline Pons: Coping with drought in agriculture - role of mycorrhiza in wheat-aphid-drought interactions
17-Jan-2019, Dr. Sarah C. Paul: The influence of clerodendrins on copulation and conflict in the turnip sawflyAthalia rosae
24-Jan-2019: BSc/MSc candidates