Consuelo De Moraes: Katalogdaten im Herbstsemester 2017

NameFrau Prof. Dr. Consuelo De Moraes
LehrgebietBiokommunikation und Ökologie
Adresse
Professur f. Biokomm. u. Ökologie
ETH Zürich, LFO G 18
Schmelzbergstrasse 9
8092 Zürich
SWITZERLAND
Telefon+41 44 632 39 20
E-Mailconsuelo.demoraes@usys.ethz.ch
DepartementUmweltsystemwissenschaften
BeziehungOrdentliche Professorin

NummerTitelECTSUmfangDozierende
551-0117-00LPlant Volatiles in Plant Insect Interactions Belegung eingeschränkt - Details anzeigen
Findet dieses Semester nicht statt.
Number of participants limited to 16.

The enrolment is done by the D-BIOL study administration.
6 KP7GC. De Moraes
KurzbeschreibungDuring the course students will become familiar with methods for the collection and analysis of plant-derived volatile organic compounds and explore the role of these compounds in mediating plant-insect interactions.
LernzielThe course will cover six main topics that will be connected throughout the experimental phase:
1) Plant volatile biosynthesis and classification
2) Insect olfactory physiology
3) Volatile-mediated plant-herbivore interactions
4) Volatile-mediated multitrophic interactions
5) Manipulation of plant volatile emission by vector- borne disease agents
6) Methods for volatile collection and analysis
The lab practical will be performed in a system consisting of the cabbage butterfly Pieris brasicae, its host plant Brassica oleracea (Brussels sprouts), and the parasitoid wasp Cotesia glomerata (natural enemy of P. brasicae).
Students will collect volatiles from herbivore-damaged and undamaged plants and learn how to identify and quantify these compounds through gas chromatography coupled with mass spectrometry and flame ionization detection (GG-MS-FID). Afterwards, they will be able to compare volatile emissions from herbivore-damaged and undamaged plants and identify important volatile compounds associated with herbivory. Finally, students will evaluate the effect of herbivore-induced volatile compounds on the behavior of the herbivore (P. brassicae) and its natural enemy (C. glomerata), using different behavioral assays, inculding Y-tube olfactometers and wind tunnels.
SkriptNo script
LiteraturThe recommended literature, including reviews and primary research articles, will be provided during the course.
751-4501-00LPhytomedizin: Entomologie
Findet dieses Semester nicht statt.
1 KP1VC. De Moraes
KurzbeschreibungAngewandte Entomologie: Wichtige Schadinsekten und ihre Antagonisten an Kulturpflanzen, Arthropoden im Vorratsschutz und im Gesundheitssektor, Insektenökologie und Schädlingskontrolle.
LernzielAm Ende dieses Kurses über Angewandte Entomologie haben die Studierenden (1) einen Überblick über herbivore Insekten (Schädlinge) und ihrer natürlichen Gegenspieler in Agrarökosystemen gewonnen, verbunden mit einem Einblick in aktuelle Forschungsarbeiten, sowie (2) ein vertieftes Verständnis von Populationsdynamik und Schadensbildung anhand ausgewählter Beispiel aus Pflanzen-, Tier- und Humangesundheit.
751-4805-00LRecent Advances in Biocommunication
Maximale Teilnehmerzahl: 25
3 KP2SC. De Moraes
KurzbeschreibungStudents will gain insight into the role of sensory cues and signals in mediating interactions within and between species. There will be a primary, but not exclusive, focus on chemical signaling in interactions among plants, insects and microbes. The course will focus on the discussion of current literature addressing key conceptual questions and state-of-the-art research techniques and methods.
LernzielStudents will gain insight into the role of sensory cues and signals in mediating interactions within and between species. There will be a primary, but not exclusive, focus on chemical signaling in interactions among plants, insects and microbes. The course will focus on the discussion of current literature addressing key conceptual questions and state-of-the-art research techniques and methods. Students will engage in discussion and critical analyses of relevant papers and present their evaluations in a seminar setting.
751-5121-00LInsect Ecology2 KP2VC. De Moraes, M. Mescher, N. Stanczyk
KurzbeschreibungThis is an introductory course in insect ecology. Students will learn about the ways in which insects interact with and adapt to their abiotic & biotic environments and their roles in diverse ecosystems. The course will entail lectures, outside readings, and critical analysis of contemporary literature.
LernzielStudents completing this course should become familiar with the application of ecological principles to the study of insects, as well as major areas of inquiry in this field. Highlighted topics will include insect behavior, chemical and sensory ecology, physiological responses to biotic and abiotic stressors, plant-insect interactions, community and food-web dynamics, and disease ecology. The course will emphasize insect evolution and adaptation in the context of specific interactions with other organisms and the abiotic environment. Examples from the literature incorporated into lectures will highlight the methods used to study insect ecology.
SkriptProvided to students through ILIAS
LiteraturSelected required readings (peer reviewed literature, selected book chapters). Optional recommended readings with additional information.