11 search results for “herbivory” in the Public website
Effects of slug herbivory on seedling recruitment in Brassica napus and B. rapa
Promotor: Prof.dr. P.G.L. Klinkhamer, Co-Promotor: T.J. de Jong
Unravelling the genes responsible for life history traits in the giant woody cabbage (Brassica oleracea)
Which genes are involved in woodiness and associated traits such as drought tolerance, flowering time, stem elongation, life span, and plant herbivory, and how do these gene regulatory pathways overlap?
Development & Disease in Plant Sciences
Plant Sciences' contribution to the Development & Disease research theme is to unravel the processes that allow plants to adapt to changing abiotic and biotic environmental conditions or stresses, with the aim to contribute to the sustainable production of food, flowers and bio-based products using…
Soil legacy effects on aboveground plant-insect interactions
In this thesis, the role of plant-mediated soil legacy effects in shaping aboveground plant-insect interactions was investigated.
From the root of variation: A metabolomics perspective to plant soil-feedback
By growing in a soil plants change the biotic and abiotic properties of the soil in which they grow.
Green defense against thrips- Exploring natural products for early management of western flower thrips
As a contribution to the changing legislation and evolving societal attitudes concerning environmental issues, this project aims to enhance and manipulate the plants’ own natural defense mechanisms against western flower thrips (WFT).
Plant Latex: A Potential Resource of Bioactive Chemicals
How and why latex bearing plants select specific chemical compounds for eco-chemical interactions with its biotic factors?
Invasive plant species, models for evolutionary change
Which traits did change due to the invasion process of plants and how do these traits contribute to the invasiveness of such species. What is the role of carbohydrate accumulation? What is the function of carbohydrate accumulation in plants? Is genetic variation depleted in invasive species under se…
Thrips resistance in strawberry: more fruits with less pesticides
Can thrips resistance in strawberry be explained based on secondary metabolite profiles and plant morphological traits?
Effects of light at night on plants and their interactions with other species
What is the effect of light at night on plant phenology and physiology, and how does this affect plant interactions with other species?
Why plants in wetlands are highly productive
Environmental scientists in Leiden have found that the so-called leaf economics spectrum for plants can not only be applied to terrestrial ecosystems, such as forests and grasslands, but also to wetlands. Furthermore, they showed that wetland plants generally have a fast-return strategy, meaning they…