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Julius Kühn-Institut (JKI)
Federal Research Centre
for Cultivated Plants

Head
Dr. Bernd Hommel (provisional head)

Address
Königin-Luise-Straße 19
14195 Berlin, Germany

Office
Ms Catharina Blank / Ms Vera Frimel
Tel: +49(0)30 8304-25 01/-2511
Fax: +49(0)30 8304-2503
oepv@  julius-kuehn.  de

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Dr. Benjamin Fürstenau

Dr. Benjamin  Fürstenau
contact
Tel: +49 (0)30 8304 2080
Fax: +49 (0)30 8304 2503

address
Julius Kühn-Institut
Königin-Luise-Str. 19
14195 Berlin-Dahlem

Research activities:

  • Chemical ecology of (pest-)insects and their antagonists
  • Planning and implementation of research projects to prevent, detect and control insects attacking stored products
  • Analysis and identification of natural volatile organic compounds (semiochemicals) for application in stored product protection
  • Function of bioactive compounds in intra- and interspecific behavioral contexts and  multitrophic interactions
  • Development of odorous attractants, suitable dispensers and trapping systems for monitoring stored product pests
  • Methods:

    • Volatile collection systems: headspace (closed-loop stripping) techniques, SPME
    • Analysis: GC-FID, GC-MS
    • Odor perception and behavior in insects: EAG, GC-EAD, olfactometer, wind tunnel  

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Publications before JKI

Publications in the Julius Kühn-Institut