PhD students (Alumni)


Catalina Posada-Vergara

Shahinoor Rahman
The effect of global change on multitrophic interactions of sugar beet

René Pfitzer (External PhD)


El Hadi Morzog

Mahsa Dehghani
Fungus gnat resistance to entomopathogenic fungi: ecological and physiological roles

Hadis Jayanti
Combination of endophytic entomopathogenic fungi as biological control mechanism


Sandra Granzow
Effects of cropping systems on plant associated microbial communities of faba bean and wheat

Laurenz Hettlage
Use of an entomopathogenic, endophytic Metarhizium brunneum isolate (Cb15III) to manage wireworm and Colorado potato beetle

Farouk Bouro gâa
Insecticidal properties of the physic nut tree Jatropha curcas (Euphorbiaceae) and potential use in pest management


Khaldon Askoul
Effects of host plants, temperature regimes, and mating scenarios on the population dynamics of the cabbage whitefly Aleyrodes proletella L. (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae)


Bart Vandenbossche
Effect of temperature on the interactions between beet cyst nematodes (Heterodera schachtii and Heterodera betae) and sugar beet

Henrike Hennies
Evaluierung der Resistenzeigenschaften in Raps (Brassica napus L.) gegenüber dem Rapserdfloh (Psylliodes chrysocephala L.) und der Kleinen Kohlfliege (Delia radicum L.)

Sandra Milena Aragon Rodriguez
Influence of the endophytic fungi Beauveria bassiana in the chemical communication between tomato plants (Solanum lycopersicum) and the aphid Macrosiphum euphorbiae

Dalia Muftah Al Khayat
Entomopathogens as endophytes: efficacy and quantity assessment

Michael Brandl
Exploitation of synergistic effects between semiochmicals and Metarhizium brunneum against soil pests

Meike Brandes
Entwicklung einer nachhaltigen Strategie zur Bekämpfung von Rapsschädlingen unter Berücksichtigung populationsdynamischer Wirkungen von Insektiziden bei Pyrethroid resistenten Rapsglanzkäfern

Christina Sann
Parasitoid food web structures and the influence of differences in land use intensity, water management, farming practice and climate change on biocontrol services in rice

Caroline Eberlein
Influence of agronomic practices on the development of soil suppression against cyst-forming plant-parasitic nematodes


Peter Mwaura
Host-parasite interaction between the potato tuber rot nematode (Ditylenchus destructor), stem nematode (Ditylenchus dipsaci) and potato

Sajjad Ali
Impact of aphid secondary bacterial symbionts on the physiological and behavioral interactions of aphids and their natural enemies


Rieke Lohse
Development of a novel fermentation process and evaluation of formulation strategies for an endophytic Beauveria bassiana strain

Antje Reinhardt
Effect of climate change on population dynamics and damage potential of insect pests on oilseed rape

Marie-Luise Tölle
Factors regulating the population dynamics and damage potential of pollen beetle (Meligethes eaneus F.) on crops of oilseed rape


Franziska Wehmheuer
Influence of grassland management and herbivory on diversity and ecology of plant-associated bacterial communities


Alexander Döring
Effect of plant characteristics on host plant selection and larval performance of specialist insect pests on Brassicaceae

Mario Schumann
Development of an "Attract&Kill" strategy for the control of western corn rootworm larvae

Anne Wilstermann
A regional view of an impending invasion: western corn rootworm development in Northern Germany


Lana Dobrindt
Influence of grassland management on the abundance of the endophytic fungi Neotyphodium


Lara Jaber
The effects if the root endophytic fungus Acremonium strictum on plant-herbivore interactions

Benedikt Kurtz
Interaction of maize root associated fungi and the western corn rootworm

Nadine Neumann
Lethal and sublethal effects of insecticides on mortality, migration and host searching behaviour of tersilochine parasitoids on winter oilseed rape

Carsten Schmidt
Diversity and distribution patterns of foliar fungal endophytes in Theobroma cacao in Central Sulawesi and interactions between endophytes and host plant


Michael Eickermann
Effects of Brassica genotype on the infestation by cabbage stem weevil Ceutorhynchus pallidactylus (Mrsh.) (Col.: Curculionidae) and the parasitism of stem weevil larvae


Hussein Alkhedir
Molecular characterisation of Sitobion avenae F. clones and their interaction with different host plants


Hervé Bertin Bisseleua Daghela
Ecological, social and economic determinants in cocoa production systems in southern Cameroon

Magnus Kühne
The Andean potato weevil Premnotrypes suturicallus - Ecology and interactions with the entomopathogenic fungus Beauveria bassiana


Andrea Rossbach
Influence of the host shift of the diamondback moth, Plutella xylostella L. to peas on its parasitoids in Kenya


Lars Reimer
Clonal diversity and population genetic structure of the grain aphid Sitobion avenae (F.) in central Europe

Isolde Steinbrecher
Effects of Bt transgenes on herbivorous insect-parasitoid interactions


Nabil El-Wakeil
New aspects of biological control of Helicoverpa armigera in organic cotton production

Adane Kassa
Development and testing of mycoinsecticides based on submerged spores and aerial conidia of the entomopathogenic fungi Beauveria bassiana and Metarhizium anisopliae (Deuteromycotina: Hyphomycetes) for control of locusts, grasshoppers and storage pests

Joachim Moeser
Nutritional ecology of the invasive maize pest Diabrotica virgifera virgifera LeConte in Europe