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

Dr. Bernd Hommel (provisional head)

Königin-Luise-Straße 19
14195 Berlin, Germany

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. Nadine Austel


Dr. Nadine  Austel
Tel: +49 (0)30 8304 2376

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

Current research Activities:

  • PostDoc and project coordinator (CHEMOEKORAPS) at Freie Universität Berlin (Applied Zoology/Animal Ecology, Haderslebener Str. 9, 12163 Berlin) and guest scientist at Julius Kühn Institute
  • Identification of phenotypic plasticity of plant-insect interactions and its relation to agro-ecosystems
  • Screening of natural resistance in brassicaceaous plant species and genotypes against the pollen beetle
  • Identification of volatile and non-volatile plant compounds as insect-resistance marker
  • Conducting and coordination of the third funded project “Resistance of oil seed rape against the pollen beetle Meligethes aeneus mediated chemical ecology (CHEMOEKORAPS)“ (Fachagentur Nachwachsende Rohstoffe, BLE

Memberships and Boards::

  • International Society of Chemical Ecology (ISCE)
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für allgemeine und angewandte Entomologie e.V. (DGaaE)
  • International Association for the plant protection sciences (IAPPS)
  • Reviewer of several scientific journals with the topic of insect-plant interactions
  • Member of the Alumni advisory board of the German Federal Environmental Foundation (current chairwomen)

Publications on Researchgate

Publications in the Julius Kühn-Institut