January 2016

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 2014

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 […]

May 2012

Plant, microbe and insect in host selection

May 10th, 2012|Ecology, Projects|

Chemoecology of insect, fruit and yeast: from the model to the pests

A major goal is to identify the ecological and physiological importance of yeast for fruit-living insects, and to apply the findings for […]

Mate and host finding: mating and feeding state in the fly

May 10th, 2012|Ecology, Projects|

Behavioural ecology and behavioural modulation in Drosophila melanogaster

Sex and food: In D. melanogaster overripe fruit is the substrate where flies feed, mate and oviposit. Odour compounds emitted […]