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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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M.Sc. Sarah Awater-Salendo

PhD student

Tel: +49 (0)30 8304 2545
Fax: +49 30 (0)8304 2503

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

Tasks and field of study:

  • Research associate in the project “Chemical Ecology in Stored Product Protection: Chemoecological basis for biocontrol of Tribolium”
  • PhD-student in the department of “Stored Products Protection”, focusing thematically on “Host finding behaviour of the ectoparasitoid Holepyris sylvanidis and its implementation into Integrated Pest Management of stored products”

    • Investigation of the influence of various host species or substrates on the host finding behaviour of H. sylvanidis (4-chamber and Y-tube olfactometer, bioassays)
    • Analysis of volatile samples of host-substrate complexes to identify components which elicit an electrophysiological effect in H. sylvanidis (GC-EAD and EAG)
    • Investigation of the priming effects of various host species or substrates in the parent and daughter generations
    • Development and optimization of odour baits to monitor induced and naturally occurring populations of H. sylvanidis in mills and bakeries
    • Investigation of the implementation of H. sylvanidis as a biological control agent into Integrated Pest Management of stored products

Publications in the Julius Kühn-Institut