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June 2016

Dissertation Felipe Borrero-Echeverry

June 6th, 2016|Events|

“Social and Environmental Olfactory Signals Mediate Insect Behavioral Ecology and Evolution”
Dept Plant Protection Biology, SLU, 2016

Public Defense – Friday June 10 at 10.00
SLU Alnarp, Crafoord Hall, Sundsvägen 14, 230 53 Alnarp

Seminar w opponent and committee […]

May 2016

IC-E3 Final Symposium 23-27 May 2016 SLU, Alnarp

May 6th, 2016|Events|

The ICE3 Final Symposium celebrates our 10-year research program “Insect Chemical Ecology, Ethology and Evolution (ICE3)”, to be held 23-27 May 2016 at the Swedish University of Agricultural Science (SLU), campus Alnarp, south Sweden. ICE3 […]

January 2016

Chemosensory modulation in moth larvae

January 29th, 2016|Ethology, Projects|

Behavioural plasticity allows insects to respond to changing environmental conditions. We are especially interested in the mechanisms underlying the modulation of olfactory mediated behaviour. Holometabolous insects generally experience a […]

Bacteria induced volatiles in soil arthropods and plants

January 29th, 2016|Ecology, Projects|

Chemical communication in Streptomyces bacteria: a study on the smell of earth

Soil emits a distinct smell. Humans but also some insects are extremely sensitive in detecting the smell of earth. Responsible […]

May 2015

Drosophila olfactory preference, functional and evolutionary basis

May 10th, 2015|Ethology, Projects|

Olfactory-mediated host choice in Drosophila

We are studying host choice in Drosophila with the aim of characterizing individual odour components governing specific steps in the selection of hosts. We also characterize the olfactory receptor neurons […]

May 2014

Mate and host finding in a moth: mating and feeding state

May 10th, 2014|Ethology, Projects|

Recognition and modulation of olfactory signals in the noctuid moth Spodoptera littoralis

Food, mates and host plants are essential resources for plant-feeding insects. Optimal resource localization […]

Host selection in a forest of background odours

May 10th, 2014|Ecology, Projects|

Host selection and mate finding could be impeded by non-host habitat odours, stimuli that could active both at periphery and CNS. This could be seen as an effect of semiochemical diversity.

This project includes study at […]

January 2013

Gall midge olfaction and its role in speciation

January 18th, 2013|Theses|

Author: Tina Boddum

With the swede midge (Contarinia nasturtii) as our main model species, we study two types of olfactory cues that are of importance for gall midges: 1) the pheromones emitted by the female to […]

December 2012

Recognition and modulation of olfactory signals in the noctuid moth Spodoptera littoralis

December 14th, 2012|Theses|

Author: Saveer Ahmed

Food, mates and host plants are essential resources for plant-feeding insects. Optimal resource localization that fulfils the physiological need and reproductive goals of an insect is of utmost importance. Insects, like most animals, rely […]

November 2012

Attraction and resistance in the Picea abies – Ips typographus system

November 30th, 2012|Theses|

Author: Christian Schiebe

Decades of research have gathered detailed knowledge about the Eurasian spruce bark beetle (Ips typographus L.) and its interaction with its host tree Norway spruce (Picea abies (L.) H Karst). The strong pheromone attraction […]