Tag Archives: herbivores

New paper published – Disproportionate photosynthetic decline and inverse relationship between constitutive and induced volatile emissions upon feeding of Quercus robur leaves by large larvae of gypsy moth (Lymantria dispar)

Text by Lauri Laanisto Another paper by Ülo´s former postdoc Lucian, who does a lot of small experiments, where they measure all sorts of factors that could affect organic volatile emissions in plants. This time the focus is on the … Continue reading

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New paper out – Herbivory by an Outbreaking Moth Increases Emissions of Biogenic Volatiles and Leads to Enhanced Secondary Organic Aerosol Formation Capacity

Text by Lauri Laanisto Couple of days ago I reported about a paper that studied how a rust fungus affects organic volatiles in a poplar (link to blog post). However, we have quite a few people in our lab studing … Continue reading

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New paper published – Shedding light on shade: ecological perspectives of understorey plant life

Text by Lauri Laanisto This paper has been out already since August. But as this is a review paper, hopefully the point of this paper has not yet became obsolete. Shade seems to be a pretty sustainable property of almost … Continue reading

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New publications about tropical insects

Note by LL: Research in our lab does not only revolve around plants. Some people also study for example plant-animal interactions, and Triinu, who studies this stuff actually did her PhD on body size evolution in insects with different colouration … Continue reading

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New paper accepted – Emission Timetable and Quantitative Patterns of Wound-Induced Volatiles Across Different Leaf Damage Treatments in Aspen (Populus Tremula)

Our former PhD student Miguel, together with our former post-doc Taras and some current members of our work group have had a manuscript accepted in the Journal of Chemical Ecology. It´s a nice paper about the fine mechanics of how … Continue reading

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