How can insect odour-dependent systems adapt to changes in the environment? Environmental changes can be short or long term and must be met by adaptations at phenotypic or genotypic levels. The present project aims to study modulatory processes at different levels in insect chemical ecology, ethology and evolution, from single molecules to whole animals, from sensitisation and learning to evolution.
In a multi-disciplinary approach we will study chemical, molecular, neurobiological and behavioural events to shed light on mechanisms underlying modulation in the systems studied, systems that also are excellent models of general principles in chemoreception.
Here are some of our on-going projects: