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 […]

Influence of herbivore-induced changes in host plants on reproductive behaviours in Spodoptera littoralis

November 2nd, 2012|Theses|

Zakir Ali has been studying herbivore-plant interactions, where the Egyptian cotton leafworm and cotton were used as model organisms. Zakir Ali has been studying herbivore-plant interactions, where […]

September 2012

Modulation of olfactory information in the antennal lobe of Spodoptera littoralis

September 4th, 2012|Theses|

Author: Sophie Kromann

In order to respond appropriately to external stimuli, e.g. odours in the environment, insects have to evaluate these stimuli in a context of relevance and need. These decisions are, in turn, based on internal […]