Current Lab Members
|Dr. Gerhard J. GriesProfessor
NSERC-Industrial Research Chair in
Multimodal Animal Communication Ecology
Dr. forest., Georg-August-Universität, Göttingen (Germany)
I am a genuinely curious fellow and consider it my hobby to run a large and diverse research program with many bright and enthusiastic students. Other hobbies are wildflower gardening and wildlife photography.
|Dr. Santosh Kumar AlamsettiResearch Associate
Syntheses of novel or non-purchasable semiochemicals; development of efficient or large scale syntheses of semiochemicals for applied purposes.
|Dr. Stephen (Steve) TakácsResearch Associate
Acquisition and analyses of sonic and ultrasonic sound signals and cues; recordings and analyses of infrared (IR) foraging cues; laboratory and field testing of novel bait technologies.
|Regine GriesResearch Associate
Isolation and identification of candidate semiochemicals; electrophysiology; technical assistance in student projects; maintenance of laboratory equipment and vehicles.
Foraging behaviour of the European Fire Ant, Myrmica rubra
The chemical communication in False Black Widow Spiders (Steatoda)
Experimental evolution and comparative transcriptomics in the Green Peach Aphid, Myzus persicae
Foraging Ecology of the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug, Halyomorpha halys
Mating ecology of Mosquitos
Foraging and communication ecology of Fire Ants
Immune response in Bed Bugs
Host finding cues in the Blacklegged Tick