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Thomas Degen

Currently I am working as coordinator of the Centre of Competence in Chemical Ecology (C3E) and of several research projects of the Farce Lab. I am also conducting an SNF-funded science communication project (Agora) in collaboration with the Papiliorama, aiming at visualizing research results obtained with butterflies and moths at UniNE.

 

Publications

Xu H, Desurmont G, Degen T, Zhou G, Laplanche D, Henryk L, Turlings TCJ 2017. Combined use of herbivore-induced plant volatiles and sex pheromones for mate location in braconid parasitoids. Plant, Cell & Environment 40: 330-339.

Jaffuel G, Blanco-Pérez R, Büchi L, Mäder P, Fließbach A, Charles R, Degen T, Turlings TCJ, Campos-Herrera R 2017. Effects of cover crops on the overwintering success of entomopathogenic nematodes and their antagonists. Applied Soil Ecology 114: 62-73.

Benrey B, Degen T, Turlings TCJ 2015. Special Issue: 15th International Symposium on Insect-Plant Relationships Preface. Entomologia Experimentalis Et Applicata 157: 1-1.

Xu H, Veyrat N, Degen T, Turlings T 2014. Exceptional use of sex pheromones by parasitoids of the genus Cotesia: males are strongly attracted to virgin females, but are no longer attracted to or even repelled by mated females. Insects 5: 499-512.

von Merey GE, Veyrat N, de Lange E, Degen T, Mahuku G, Valdez RL, Turlings TCJ, D'Alessandro M 2012. Minor effects of two elicitors of insect and pathogen resistance on volatile emissions and parasitism of Spodoptera frugiperda in Mexican maize fields. Biological Control 60: 7-15.

Degen T, Bakalovic N, Bergvinson D, Turlings TCJ 2012. Differential Performance and Parasitism of Caterpillars on Maize Inbred Lines with Distinctly Different Herbivore-Induced Volatile Emissions. Plos One 7.

Turlings TCJ, Jeanbourquin PM, Held M, Degen T 2005. Evaluating the induced-odour emission of a Bt maize and its attractiveness to parasitic wasps. Transgenic Research 14: 807-816.

Hoballah ME, Degen T, Bergvinson D, Savidan A, Tamo C, Turlings TCJ 2004. Occurrence and direct control potential of parasitoids and predators of the fall armyworm (Lepidoptera : Noctuidae) on maize in the subtropical lowlands of Mexico. Agricultural and Forest Entomology 6: 83-88.

Degen T, Dillmann C, Marion-Poll F, Turlings TCJ 2004. High genetic variability of herbivore-induced volatile emission within a broad range of maize inbred lines. Plant Physiology 135: 1928-1938.

Turlings T, Gouinguene S, Degen T, Fritzsche-Hoballah ME 2002. The chemical ecology of plant-caterpillar-parasitoid interactions. In: Tscharntke, T, Hawkins, B (eds.) Multitrophic Level Interactions. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Gouinguené S, Degen T, Turlings TCJ 2001. Variability in herbivore-induced odour emissions among maize cultivars and their wild ancestors (teosinte). Chemoecology 11: 9-16.

Degen T, Städler E, Ellis PR 1999. Host-plant susceptibility to the carrot fly, Psila rosae. 3. The role of oviposition preferences and larval performance. Annals of Applied Biology 134: 27-34.

Degen T, Städler E, Ellis PR 1999. Host-plant susceptibility to the carrot fly, Psila rosae. 2. Suitability of various host species for larval development. Annals of Applied Biology 134: 13-26.

Degen T, Städler E, Ellis PR 1999. Host-plant susceptibility to the carrot fly, Psila rosae. 1. Acceptability of various host species to ovipositing females. Annals of Applied Biology 134: 1-11.

Degen T, Poppy G, Städler E 1999. Extracting oviposition stimulants for carrot fly from host-plant leaves. Journal of Chemical Ecology 25: 89-104.

Degen T, Buser HR, Städler E 1999. Patterns of oviposition stimulants for carrot fly in leaves of various host plants. Journal of Chemical Ecology 25: 67-87.

Degen T, Städler E 1998. Oviposition of carrot fly (Psila rosae) in response to foliage and leaf surface extracts of host plants. Chemoecology 8: 39-+.

Degen T, Städler E 1997. Foliar form, colour and surface characteristics influence oviposition behaviour of the carrot fly. Entomologia Experimentalis Et Applicata 83: 99-112.

Degen T, Städler E 1997. An improved oviposition assay for the carrot fly. Entomologia Experimentalis Et Applicata 83: 113-117.

Degen T, Städler E 1996. Influence of natural leaf shapes on oviposition in three phytophagous flies: A comparative study. Entomologia Experimentalis Et Applicata 80: 97-100.

 

Thomas Degen

Collaborateur scientifique / coordinateur

 

thomas.degen@unine.ch

+41 32 718 25 12

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