Molecular Ecosystem Sciences B. Sc.

Stefan Schütz

Stefan Schütz is the head of the section Forest Zoology and Forest Protection, Faculty of Forest Sciences and Forest Ecology. His main interests are in the fields of (i) Chemical Ecology of plant-fungus-insect interaction, (ii) the relation between semiochemical diversity, biodiversity, and ecosystem functions and services, and (iii) biosensors and biomimetics.

Key expertise:
• Molecular and physiological basis of insect olfaction
• Chemical ecology of stress responses
• Sensory ecology of odour perception
• Biotic interactions and biodiversity
• Biomimetics, Biosensors and Early Warning Systems

Selected publications:
Richards S, et al., [Angeli S, Schütz S as members of the Tribolium Genome Sequencing consortium] (2008) The genome of the developmental model beetle and pest Tribolium castaneum. Nature 452: 949-955.
Thakeow P, Angeli S, Weißbecker B, Schütz S (2008) Antennal and behavioural responses of the fungivorous insect Cis boleti to volatiles of its host fungus. Chemical Senses 33: 379-387.
Johne AB, Weissbecker B, Schütz S (2008) Approaching risk assessment of complex disease development in horse chestnut trees. –A chemical ecologist’s perspective. Journal of Applied Entomology 132: 349-359.
Weißbecker B, Holighaus G, Schütz S (2004) Gas chromatography with mass spectrometric and electroantennographic detection: –analysis of wood odour by direct coupling of insect olfaction and mass spectrometry. Journal of Chromatography A 1056: 209-216.
Schütz S, Weißbecker B, Hummel HE, Apel K-H, Schmitz H, Bleckmann H (1999) Insect Antennae as a Smoke Detector. Nature 398: 298-299.
Schütz S, Weißbecker B, Koch UT, Hummel HE (1999) Detection of Volatiles Released by Diseased Potato Tubers Using a Biosensor on the Basis of Intact Insect Antennae. Biosensors & Bioelectronics 14: 221-228.

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Stefan Schütz teaches the following courses:
Chemical Ecology
Laboratory techniques
Semiochemical diversity
Protection of renewable resources