Cross-effects between below- and aboveground multitrophic interactions
Responsable du projet Ted Turlings
Collaborateur Christiane Bobillier
Claudia Zwahlen

Thomas Degen
Résumé We study the chemical signals that plants emit when they are attacked by insect herbivores and how natural enemies of the herbivores use these signals as foraging cues. The research aims to unravel the mechanisms of these so-called tritrophic interactions and to use this knowledge to study their ecological consequences and evolutionary history, but also to develop novel methods to exploit the plant-produced signals for the control of agricultural pests.
Mots-clés tri-trophic interactions, indirect plant defence, parasitoids, entomopathogenic nematodes, synomones, host searching
Type de projet Recherche fondamentale
Domaine de recherche Ecology
Source de financement SNSF: Project funding (Div. I-III)
Etat Terminé
Début de projet 1-7-2005
Fin du projet 30-9-2008
Budget alloué 335'000.00
Autre information http://p3.snf.ch/projects-107974
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