Dr. Bernd Ulber (i. R.)

Research Interests

Research of Bernd Ulber focuses on the development and improvement of IPM (Integrated Pest Management) strategies, particularly in oilseed rape, winter wheat and corn. Interactions between pests and crop plants, pests and natural enemies. The effects of environmental factors and pesticide application on these relationships are analysed in order to optimise cropping systems and to reduce harmful environmental impacts of pesticide application.

Current Research Projects

Untersuchungen zur Resistenz gegen den Rapserdfloh (Psylliodes chrysocephala) in Brassica napus und weiteren Kreuzblütlern als Quelle für die Raps Resistenzzüchtung

Nutzung der Resynthese S30 für die Resistenzverbesserung gegenüber dem Großen Rapsstängelrüssler, einem Hauptschädling im heimischen Rapsanbau


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

Conrad N, Brandes M, Ulber B , Heimbach U (2021): Effect of immigration time and beetle density on development of the cabbage stem flea beetle, (Psylliodes chrysocephala L.) and damage potential in winter oilseed rape. Journal of Plant Diseases and Protection doi:0.1007/s41348-021-00474-7

Zheng X, Koopmann B, Ulber B and von Tiedemann A (2020): A global survey on diseases and pests in oilseed rape - current challenges and innovative strategies of control. Frontiers in Agronomy 2: 590908.

Döring A and Ulber B (2020): Performance of cabbage stem flea beetle larvae (Psylliodes chrysocephala) in brassicaceous plants and the effect of glucosinolate profiles. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata 168(3): pp. 200-208.

Brandes M, Heimbach U and Ulber B (2018): Effects of thiacloprid, tau-fluvalinate and lambda-cyhalothrin on overwintered pollen beetles (Brassicogethes aeneus (Fabricius)) and their offspring in oilseed rape. Arthropod-Plant-Interactions 12(6): pp. 823-833.

Brandes M, Heimbach U and Ulber B (2018): Impact of insecticides on oilseed rape bud infestation with eggs and larvae of pollen beetle (Brassicogethes aeneum (Fabricius)). Arthropod-Plant-Interactions 12(6): 811-821.

Schaefer H L, Brandes H, Ulber B, Becker H C and Vidal S (2017): Evaluation of nine genotypes of oilseed rape (Brassica napus L.) for larval infestation and performance of rape stem weevil (Ceutorhynchus napi Gyll.). PLoS ONE 12(7):e0180807.

Brandes M, Heimbach U and Ulber B (2017): Effects of insecticide application on parasitism rates of pollen beetle larvae (Brassicogethes aeneus (Fabricius)) by tersilochine parasitoids. Arthropod-Plant-Interactions 12: pp. 799-809.

Schaefer-Koesterke HL, Brandes H, Ulber B, Becker HC and Vidal S (2016): The potential of resynthesized lines to provide resistance traits against rape stem weevil in oilseed rape. Journal of Pest Science 90: pp. 87-101.

Nilsson C, Büchs W, Klukowski Z, Luik A, Ulber B and Williams I H (2015): Integrated crop and pest management of winter oilseed rape (Brassica napus L.). Zemdirbyste-Agriculture 102(3): pp. 325-334.

Junk J, Ulber B, Vidal S and Eickermann M (2015): Assessing climate change impacts on the rape stem weevil, Ceutorhynchus napi Gyll., based on bias and non-bias corrected regional climate change projections. International Journal of Biometeorology 59: pp. 1597-1605.

Hennies H and Ulber B (2014): Kohlfliege - Vorbeugen statt Beizen. DLG Mitteilungen 8: pp. 46-49.

All publications by Dr. Bernd Ulber (i. R.)

Curriculum Vitae

since 1981 Senior Scientist and Lecturer, Dept. of Crop Sciences, Agricultural Entomology Section, University of Goettingen
1979 - 1980 Post doc, Dept. of Plant Diseases, University of Bonn
1977 Ph.D., Dept. of Plant Pathology and Plant Protection, University of Goettingen; "Dispersal and feeding biology of endogaeic Collembola, seedling pests of sugar beet, and side effects of herbicide application"
1973 M.Sc., Agricultural Sciences, T.U. Berlin and University of Goettingen