Running period: 
2011 to 2014

We compare the foraging behaviour of parasitic insects. How do they deal with spatial variation of their hosts and host-food plants? The chemical ecological approach is used to study the infochemical use by the foraging insect parasitoids. How, when and why do parasitoids use plant odours to locate their hosts? The neurobiological research line is closely linked to this and investigates information processing (learning and memory) of these plant odours by the parasitoids. With ecogenomics we study the genes that are involved in this odour learning. 


Interaction Mechanisms


NWO-ALW (Ecogenomics grant)

Research team