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Department of Chemical Ecology

Prof. Dr. Caroline Müller

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Logo der Chemischen 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.

Topical Events

Guests are welcome any time!



While the university is in session our lectures take place on

Thursdays, 05:00 pm in room V2-145

25-Apr-2019: Dr. Kristian Peters - Advances and future perspectives in eco-metabolomics: from fingerprints to molecular mechanisms

02-May-2019: Ann Cathrin Calabró - Einflüsse von systemischen Fungiziden auf Blütenduftstoffe, Bestäubung und Fruchtaromen von Erdbeeren (Presentation in German language)

09-May-2019: Dr. Sarah Paul - Aggressive intraspecific interactions in Athalia rosae

16-May-2019: Dr. Elisabeth Eilers - Plant-part specific terpenoid profiles in Erodium Cicutarium

23-May-2019: Marina Wolz - The effect of sublethal insecticide on the food consumption o a leaf beetle (Phaedon cochleariae)

06-Jun-2019: Dr. Rabea Schweiger - "Fabaceae and rhizobia - more than just a belowground interaction?"

13-Jun-2019: Dr. Lisa Johanna Tewes - Glandular secretions and chemical cuticular surface profiles of the red flour beetle, Tribolium castaneum

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

11-Jul-2019: BSc/MSc candidates presents their theses


During the semester break please attend our

Journal Club

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