Communication between organisms is key to their reproduction and survival with chemical communication being the most widespread and oldest route for communication. In stark contrast to well-studied terrestrial chemical ecology, most utilized infochemicals and, respectively, their concentrations, receptive organs and receptors of this key communication channel are still unknown in the aquatic counterpart, especially in arthropods. By utilizing whole organ as well as single-cell electrophysiological measurements at the putative receptor sites under water, we are optimistic to be able to investigate the whole bandwidth of aquatic semiochemicals (allomones, kairomones, synomones, releaser and primer pheromones). Creative substance enrichment, chromatography and non-target mass spectrometry will enable us to narrow down the chemical blends that evoke physiological or behavioural changes. Behavioural, physiological or life-history experiments will be our litmus test for these chemicals. The verification of aquatic semiochemicals will enable us to investigate the evolution of chemical communication below water as well as their receptor sites. Simultaneously, these semiochemicals will allow us to investigate the infochemical effect - the alteration of the odour perception of organisms by anthropogenic substances – on a whole new level. I hope to engage in discussion about problems and solutions, and possibly enable cooperation within and beyond BayCEER.
- new member in BayCEER -
|Prof. Anton Hartmann|
Microbe-Plant Interactions, LMU München und Helmholtz Zentrum München
|Signaling of rhizosphere microbiome: key for plant health, development and nutrition [Abstract]|
|Dr. Harald Zandler|
Climatology, BayCEER, University of Bayreuth
|Environmental monitoring in Afghanistan’s national parks – regional challenges and global implications [Abstract]|
|Dr. Matthias Schott|
Animal Ecology I, BayCEER, University of Bayreuth
|Perception under water [Abstract]|
|Prof. Dr. Klement Tockner|
President FWF Austrian Science Fund, Vienna / IGB Berlin
|An engineered (water) future? [Abstract]|
|Prof. Dr. Ingrid Kögel-Knabner|
Chair of Soil Science, Life Sciences Centre Weihenstephan, Technische Universität München
|Mineral surfaces and organic matter accrual in soils [Abstract]|
|Dr. Nele Meyer|
Soil Ecology / BayCEER, University of Bayreuth
|The impact of trees on soil organic carbon dynamics in the Subarctic - Priming effects and microbial N mining [Abstract]|
|Dr. Maximilian Körner|
Evolutionary Animal Ecology, BayCEER / University of Bayreuth
|Investigating communal pathogen defense and its role in social evolution [Abstract]|
Mineral surfaces and organic matter accrual in soils
The impact of trees on soil organic carbon dynamics in the Subarctic - Priming effects and microbial N mining
People, pathogens, places: where medical geography meets disease ecology?
Entfällt: Führung nach Anmeldung: Zimt & Mandelkern: Pflanzen in der Weihnachtsbäckerei
Führung nach Anmeldung: Mit kühlem Kopf ins Neue: Winterspaziergang
Why Science Communication?
Stoichiometric controls of C and N cycling
Flying halfway across the globe to dig in the dirt – a research stay in Bloomington, USA
Picky carnivorous plants?