Ethology

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 […]

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 […]