Prof. Dr. Michael Rostás


• Chemisch-ökologische Interaktionen zwischen Insekten, Mikroorganismen und Kulturpflanzen (v.a. Raps, Zuckerrübe, Mais)
• Genetische und induzierte Resistenz bei Kulturpflanzen gegen Insekten
• Entomopathogene bzw. endophytische Pilze als Pflanzenschützer
• Chemische Ökologie von bodenbewohnenden Insekten
• Wechselwirkungen von abiotischem und biotischem Stress bei Pflanzen


Cedden D, Güney G., Debaisieu X, Scholten S., Rostás M, Bucher G (2023): Effective target genes for RNA interference-based management of the cabbage stem flea beetle Insect Molecular Biology doi: 10.1111/imb.12942

Rahman S, Rostás M, Vosteen I (2024): Drought aggravates plant stress by favouring aphids and weakening indirect defense in a sugar beet tritrophic system Journal of Pest Science, doi:10.1007/s10340-024-01799-6

Ermio J.D.L, Peri E, Bella P, Rostás M, Sobhy I.S, Wenseleers T, Colazza S, Lievens B, Cusumano A (2024): The indirect effect of nectar‑inhabiting yeasts on olfactory
responses and longevity of two stink bug egg parasitoids.
BioControl doi: 10.1007/s10526-023-10237-y

Pfizer R, Rostás M, Häußermann P, Häuser T, Rinklef A, Detering J, Schrameyer K, Voegele R.T, Maier J, Varrelmann M (2024): Effects of succession crops and soil tillage on suppressing the syndrome ‘basses richesses’ vector Pentastiridius leporinus in sugar beet. Pest Management Science doi: 10.1002/ps.8041

Slonka M, Vosteen I, Mendoza-Mendoza A, Rostás M (2024): Ecological functions of fungal sesquiterpenes in the food preference and fitness of soil Collembola. Royal Society Open Science 11(2), doi: 10.1098/rsos.231549

Schiwek S, Slonka M, Alhussein M, Knierim D, Margaria Paolo, Rose Hanna, Richert-Pöggeler K.R, Rostás M, Karlovsky P (2024): Mycoviruses Increase the Attractiveness of Fusarium graminearum for Fungivores and Suppress production of the Mycotoxin Deoxynivalenol. toxins 16(3), 131 doi: 10.3390/toxins16030131

Zhu Y, Stahl Andreas, Rostás M, Will T (2023): Temporal and species-specific resistance of sugar beet to green peach aphid and black bean aphid: mechanisms and implications for breeding. Pest Management Science 80(2), 404-413 doi: 10.1002/ps.7770

Posada-Vergara C, Vidal S, Rostás M (2023): Local Competition and Enhanced Defense: How Metarhizium brunneum Inhibits Verticillium longisporum in Oilseed Rape Plants. J. Fungi 9(8), 796 doi: 10.3390/jof9080796

Hettiarachchi DK, Rostás M, Sullivan JJ, Jackman S, van Koten C, Cripps MG (2023): Plant phylogeny determines host selection and acceptance of the oligophagous leaf beetle Cassida rubiginosa. Pest Management Science doi: 10.1002/ps.7669

Surovy MZ, Rahman S, Rostás M, Islam T, von Tiedemann A (2023): Suppressive Effects of Volatile Compounds from Bacillus spp.on Magnaporthe oryzae Triticum (MoT) Pathotype, Causal Agent of Wheat Blast. microorganisms, doi:10.3390/microorganisms11051291

Cedden, D., Güney, G., Scholten, S., Rostás, M. (2023): Lethal and sublethal effects of orally delivered double-stranded RNA on the cabbage stem flea beetle, Psylliodes chrysocephala. Pest Management Science doi: 10.1002/ps.7494

Sana, S., Vollhardt, I., Kubon, K., Rostás, M., Scholten, S. (2023): De novo transcriptome assemblies of five major European oilseed rape insect pests. BMC Genom Data 24, 15.doi: s12863-023-01115-8

van Zijll de Jong E, Kandula J.; Rostás M, Kandula D, Hampton J, Mendoza-Mendoza A (2023): Fungistatic Activity Mediated by Volatile Organic Compounds Is Isolate-Dependent in Trichoderma sp. “atroviride B”. J. Fungi 9, 238. doi:jof9020238

Güney G, Rüde D, Beran F, Ulber B, Cook SM, Rostás M (2022): Insights into the aestivation in cabbage stem flea beetle (Psylliodes chrysocephala). Integrated Control in Oilseed Crops IOBC-WPRS Bulletin Vol. 157, p. 108

Posada-Vergara C, Lohaus K, Alhussein M, Vidal S, Rostás M (2022): Root Colonization by Fungal Entomopathogen Systemically Primes Belowground Plant Defense against Cabbage Root Fly. Journal of Fungi 8(9):969 doi:10.3390/jof8090969

Zoclanclounon YAB, Rostás M, Chung N-J, Mo Y, Karlovsky P, Dossa K (2022): Characterization of peroxidase and laccase gene families and in silico identification of potential genes involved in upstream steps of lignan formation in sesame. Life 12: 1200. doi:10.3390/life12081200

Cusumano A, Bella P, Peri E, Rostás M, Guarino S, Lievens B & Colazza S (2022): Nectar-Inhabiting Bacteria Affect Olfactory Responses of an Insect Parasitoid by Altering Nectar Odors. Microbial Ecology doi:10.1007/s00248-022-02078-6

Pfitzer R, Varrelmann M, Schrameyer K and Rostás M (2022): Life history traits and a method for continuous mass rearing of the planthopper Pentastiridius leporinus, a vector of the causal agent of syndrome “basses richesses” in sugar beet. Pest Management Science. doi:10.1002/ps.7090

Muskat LC, Jiang L, Brikmann J, Rostás M and Patel AV (2022): Development of a self-adhesive oleogel formulation designed for the slow release of semiochemicals. Macromolecular Materials and Engineering. doi:10.1002/mame.202200276

Cruz-Magalhães V, Nieto-Jacobo MF, Rostás M, Echaide-Aquino JF, Naranjo UE, Stewart A, Loguercio LL, Mendoza-Mendoza A (2022): Histidine kinase two-component response regulators Ssk1, Skn7 and Rim15 differentially control growth, developmental and volatile organic compounds emissions as stress responses in Trichoderma atroviride. Current Research in Microbial Sciences in press. doi:10.1016/j.crmicr.2022.100139

Atijegbe SR, Mansfield S, Ferguson CM, Rostás M, Worner SP (2022): Thermal requirements for egg development of two endemic Wiseana pest species (Lepidoptera: Hepialidae) of economic importance. Journal of Applied Entomology doi:10.1111/jen.13002

Obermeier C, Mason AS, Meiners T, Petschenka G, Rostás M, Will T, Wittkop B, Austel N (2022): Perspectives for integrated insect pest protection in oilseed rape breeding . Theoretical and Applied Genetics doi:10.1007/s00122-022-04074-3

Nixon L, Morrison WR, Rice KB, Goldson S, Brockerhoff EG, Khrimian A, Rostás M, Leskey TC (2021): Behavioural responses of diapausing Halyomorpha halys (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) to conspecific volatile organic compounds. Journal of Applied Entomology 00: 1-9. doi: 10.1111/jen.12955

Hausmann J, Heimbach U, Rostás M , Brandes M (2021): The effect of insecticide application by dropleg sprayers on pollen beetle parasitism in oilseed rape. BioControl , doi:10.1007/s10526-021-10111-9

Hennessy LM, Popay AJ, Glare TR, Finch SC, Cave VM and Rostás M (2021): Olfactory responses of Argentine stem weevil to herbivory and endophyte-colonisation in perennial ryegrass. Journal of Pest Science doi: 10.1007/s10340-021-01375-2

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Beruflicher Werdegang

Seit 2018 Professor, Leiter der Abteilung Agrarentomologie, Department für Nutzpflanzenwissenschaften, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
2012 - 2018 Dozent (senior lecturer) im Fach Entomologie und Chemische Ökologie, Bio-Protection Research Centre (100%), Lincoln Universität, Neuseeland
2010 – 2012 Dozent (lecturer) im Fach Entomologie und Chemische Ökologie, Bio-Protection Research Centre (70%) und Department of Ecology (30%), Lincoln Universität, Neuseeland
2003 – 2010 Arbeitsgruppenleiter (Wissenschaftlicher Assistent, C1), Lehrstuhl für Botanik II, Universität Würzburg
2002 – 2003 Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter (PostDoc), Fundamentale und Angewandte Chemische Ökologie, Zoologisches Institut, Universität Neuchâtel, Schweiz


2013 Habilitation (Dr. habil.) im Fach Ökologie, Universität Würzburg
2001 Promotion (Dr. rer. nat.) im Fach Biologie, Freie Universität Berlin
1997 Diplom im Fach Biologie, Freie Universität Berlin