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Effect of global change on multitrophic interactions in sugarbeet | 31.03.20
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The role of sesquiterpene volatiles emitted by plant-symbiotic Trichoderma virens in plant-herbivore interactions | 04.07.19
Trichoderma spp. are widely applied as biocontrol agents to protect crops from plant pathogens. Many of these strains are opportunistic endophytes th... [+]



Rivas-Franco F, Hampton JG, Narciso J, Rostás M, Wessman P, Saville DJ, Jackson TA and Glare TR (2020) | 29.06.20
Effects of a maize root pest and fungal pathogen on entomopathogenic fungal rhizosphere colonization, endophytism and induction of plant hormones. Biological Control 150: 104347.   DOI: 10.1016/j.biocontrol.2020.104347... [+]

Atijegbe SR, Mansfield S, Ferguson CM, Worner SP and Rostás M (2020) | 08.06.20
Host range expansion of an endemic insect herbivore is associated with high nitrogen and low fibre content in exotic pasture plants. Journal of Chemical Ecology     DOI: 10.1007/s10886-020-01183-5 ... [+]

Atijegbe SR, Mansfield S, Rostás M, Ferguson CM and Worner S (2020) | 08.06.20
The remarkable locomotory ability of Wiseana (Lepidoptera: Hepialidae) pupae: an adaptation to predation and environmental conditions? The Wētā 54:pp. 19-31.... [+]

Cheong PCH, Glare TR, Rostás M, Haines S, Brookes JJ and Ford S (2020) | 31.01.20
Lack of involvement of chitinase in direct toxicity of Beauveria bassiana cultures to the aphid Myzus persicae. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology 169, 107276.   DOI: 10.1016/j.jip.2019.107276... [+]


Han P, Becker C, Sentis A, Rostás M, Desneux N and Lavoir A-V (2019) | 13.05.19
Global change-driven modulation of bottom-up forces and cascading effects on biocontrol services. Current Opinion in Insect Science: in press.   DOI: 10.1016/j.cois.2019.05.005... [+]

Rivas-Franco F, Hampton JG, Morán-Diez ME, Narciso J, Rostás M, Wessman P, Jackson TA and Glare TR (2019) | 10.05.19
Effect of coating maize seed with entomopathogenic fungi on plant growth and resistance against Fusarium graminearum and Costelytra giveni. Biocontrol Science and Technology.   DOI: 10.1080/09583157.2019.1611736 ... [+]

Nielsen M-C, Sansom CE, Larsen L, Worner SP, Rostás M, Chapman RB, Butler RC, de Kogel WJ, Davidson MM, Perry NB and Teulon DAJ (2019) | 02.05.19
Volatile compounds as insect lures: factors affecting release from passive dispenser systems. New Zealand Journal of Crop and Horticultural Science.   DOI: 10.1080/01140671.2019.1604554 ... [+]

Raad M, Glare TR, Brochero HL, Müller C and Rostás M (2019) | 03.04.19
Transcriptional reprogramming of Arabidopsis thaliana defence pathways by the entomopathogen Beauveria bassiana correlates with resistance against a fungal pathogen but not against insects. Frontiers in Microbiology 10.   doi:...... [+]

Nixon LJ, Tabb A, Morrison WR, Rice KB, Brockerhoff EG, Leskey TC, van Koten C, Goldson S and Rostás M (2019) | 07.02.19
Volatile release, mobility, and mortality of diapausing Halyomorpha halys during simulated shipping movements and temperature changes. Journal of Pest Science.   doi: 10.1007/s10340-019-01084-x... [+]

Cruz-Magalhăes V, Nieto-Jacobo MF, van Zijll de Jong E, Rostás M, Padilla-Arizmendi F, Kandula D, Kandula J, Hampton J, Herrera-Estrella A, Steyaert JM, Stewart A, Loguercio LL and Mendoza-Mendoza A (2019) | 24.01.19
The NADPH Oxidases Nox1 and Nox2 Differentially Regulate Volatile Organic Compounds, Fungistatic Activity, Plant Growth Promotion and Nutrient Assimilation in Trichoderma atroviride. Frontiers in Microbiology 9: 3271. doi:...... [+]


Hettiarachchi D, Cripps M, Jackman S, van Koten C, Sullivan J and Rostás M (2018) | 24.01.18
Impact of the biocontrol beetle, Cassida rubiginosa, on the secondary weed target, marsh thistle (Cirsium palustre). New Zealand Plant Protection 71: pp. 66-71. doi: 10.30843/nzpp.2018.71.145... [+]

Rostás M, Bollmann F, Saville D and Riedel M (2018) | 13.11.18
Ants contribute to pollination but not to reproduction in a rare calcareous grassland forb. PeerJ 6:e4369.     DOI: 10.7717/peerj.4369.... [+]

Nixon LJ, Morrison WR, Rice KB, Brockerhoff EG, Leskey TC, Guzman F, Khrimian A, Goldson S and Rostás M (2018) | 13.11.18
Identification of volatiles released by diapausing brown marmorated stink bug, Halyomorpha halys (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae). PLOS ONE 13:e0191223. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0191223.... [+]

Foti MC, Peri E, Wajnberg E, Colazza S and Rostás M (2018) | 13.11.18
Contrasting olfactory responses of two egg parasitoids to buckwheat floral scent are reflected in field parasitism rates. Journal of Pest Science. DOI: 10.1007/s10340-018-1045-2.... [+]

Dumin W, Rostás M and Winefield C (2018) | 13.11.18
Identification and functional characterisation of an allene oxide synthase from grapevine (Vitis vinifera L Sauvignon blanc). Molecular Biology Reports 45: pp. 263-277. DOI: 10.1007/s11033-018-4159-y.... [+]


Atijegbe SR , Mansfield S, Rostás M, Ferguson CM and Worner S (2017) | 13.11.17
Laboratory handling and rearing of early instar porina larvae from eggs. New Zealand Plant Protection 70: pp. 250-254.... [+]

Foti MC, Rostás M, Peri E, Park KC, Slimani T, Wratten SD and Colazza S (2017) | 13.11.17
Chemical ecology meets conservation biological control: identifying plant volatiles as predictors of floral resource suitability for an egg parasitoid of stink bugs. Journal of Pest Science 90: pp. 299-310. DOI:...... [+]

Nieto-Jacobo MF, Steyaert JM, Salazar-Badillo FB, Nguyen DV, Rostás M, Braithwaite M, De Souza JT, Jimenez-Bremont JF, Ohkura M, Stewart A and Mendoza-Mendoza A (2017) | 13.11.17
Environmental growth conditions of Trichoderma spp. affects indole acetic acid derivatives, volatile organic compounds, and plant growth promotion. Frontiers in Plant Science 8. DOI: 10.3389/fpls.2017.00102.... [+]

Rostás M and Hiltpold I (2017) | 13.11.17
Editorial: Grassland-Invertebrate Interactions: Plant Productivity, Resilience and Community Dynamics. Frontiers in Plant Science 8. DOI: 10.3389/fpls.2017.01413.... [+]

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Curriculum vitae

Beruflicher Werdegang

Seit 2018 Professor, Leiter der Abteilung Agrarentomologie, Department für Nutzpflanzenwissenschaften, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
2012 - 2018 Dozent (senior lecturer) im Fach Entomologie und Chemische Ökologie, Bio-Protection Research Centre (100%), Lincoln Universität, Neuseeland
2010 – 2012 Dozent (lecturer) im Fach Entomologie und Chemische Ökologie, Bio-Protection Research Centre (70%) und Department of Ecology (30%), Lincoln Universität, Neuseeland
2003 – 2010 Arbeitsgruppenleiter (Wissenschaftlicher Assistent, C1), Lehrstuhl für Botanik II, Universität Würzburg
2002 – 2003 Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter (PostDoc), Fundamentale und Angewandte Chemische Ökologie, Zoologisches Institut, Universität Neuchâtel, Schweiz


2013 Habilitation (Dr. habil.) im Fach Ökologie, Universität Würzburg
2001 Promotion (Dr. rer. nat.) im Fach Biologie, Freie Universität Berlin
1997 Diplom im Fach Biologie, Freie Universität Berlin


Prof. Dr. Michael Rostás

Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
Department für Nutzpflanzenwissenschaften
Abteilung Agrarentomologie

Grisebachstrasse 6
D-37077 Göttingen

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