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Sebastian Laurenz

Research Interests

  • Integrated control of arthropod pests in agriculture and horticulture
  • Functional biodiversity and nature conservation
  • Behavioural and chemical ecology of insects
  • Multi-trophic interactions of plants, pathogens, herbivorous insects and their natural enemies

Research Projects

ATTRACAP | 14.07.17
Wireworm damage in potato production substantially increased within the last years, both in conventional and organic production systems. Farmers often... [+]


Laurenz S, Hermann K, Humbert P, Patel A and Vidal S (2019) | 12.12.19
Optimierung einer Attract-&-Kill-Strategie gegen Drahtwürmer. Kartoffelbau 3/2019: pp. 18-19.... [+]

Laurenz S, Schmidt S, Balkenhol B and Meyhöfer R (2019) | 11.10.19
Natural enemies associated with the cabbage whitefly Aleyrodes proletella in Germany. Journal of Plant Diseases and Protection 126(1): pp. 47-54.   DOI: 10.1007/s41348-018-0194-0... [+]

Laurenz S, Brun A and Meyhöfer R (2017) | 10.08.17
Overwintering of Encarsia tricolor on the cabbage whitefly. IOBC-WPRS Bulletin 122: pp. 156-159.... [+]

Laurenz S and Meyhöfer R (2017) | 10.08.17
Banker plants promote functional biodiversity in cabbage. IOBC-WPRS Bulletin 122: pp. 16-20.... [+]

Rechner O, Laurenz S, Hondelmann P and Poehling H-M (2017) | 10.08.17
Local and systemic interactions of Aulacorthum solani and Myzus persicae on tomato. Journal of Plant Diseases and Protection 124: pp. 289-294. DOI:10.1007/s41348-016-0063-7 ... [+]

Laurenz S and Meyhöfer R (2016) | 10.08.16
Phenology and flower visitors of selected plant species with special respect to predators of the cabbage whitefly. IOBC-WPRS Bulletin 118: pp. 22-29.  ... [+]

Curriculum vitae

Since 2017 Research associate at the Section of Agricultural Entomology, Department for Crop Sciences, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Germany

ATTRACT project on optimizing an attract-and-kill strategy against wireworms in potato crops.
Since 2013 PhD student at the Section Phytomedicine, Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany

Title: Promotion of functional biodiversity to control the cabbage whitefly, Aleyrodes proletella (supervisors: Rainer Meyhöfer, Hans-Michael Poehling).
2012-2013 Natural scientist at Bayer CropScience, Monheim am Rhein, Germany

Research on new insecticidal agents against arthropod crop pests.
2012 Research stay at the Internatinal Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE), Mbita Point, Kenya

Oviposition behaviour of anopheline mosquito species (part of MSc work).
2010-2012 MSc student 'Plant Sciences', specialization 'Plant Protection & Entomology' at Wageningen University, The Netherlands

Thesis on the oviposition response of anopheline mosquitoes to conspecific and heterospecific larvae of different stages (supervisors: Willem Takken, Marcel Dicke).
2010 Research stay at The New Zealand Institute for Plant & Food Research, Lincoln, New Zealand

Mating behaviour and interbreeding of two western flower thrips (Frankliniella occidentalis) strains in New Zealand.
2009 Student intern at the Julius Kühn-Institut (JKI), Braunschweig, Germany

Molecular and microbiological research on Phytophtera spp. in horticulture and forestry.
2006-2009 BSc student 'Horticultural Sciences' at Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany

Thesis on intra- and interspecific interactions between Aulacorthum solani and Myzus persicae on tomato (Supervisor: Peter Hondelmann, Hans-Michael Poehling).


Sebastian Laurenz

Research Associate

Georg-August-University Goettingen
Department for Crop Sciences
Agricultural Entomology

Grisebachstrasse 6
D-37077 Goettingen   


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