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!
While the university is in session our lectures take place on
Thursdays, 05:00 pm in room V2-145
27-Jun-2019: Svenja Geissler - Metabolism of aromatic glucosinolates in the leaf beetle larvae of Phaedon cochleariae
04-Jul-2019: Caroline Pons - From hyphae to grain: how different mycorrhizal inoculum influence different wheat cultivars
During the semester break please attend our
on Thursdays, 16:15 pm, room W1-135