BIOS 5970: Chemical Ecology

Department of Biological Sciences

 

Student paper assignments:

 

 

Student

topic

Date

Paper

1

Jill Jelenek

Origins of

chemical

ecology

23

January

Fraenkel, G. 1959. The raison d'etre of

plant secondary substances. Science

2

Neil Kenaga

Animal-animal

communication

30

January

Boppré, M. 1986. Insects

pharmacophagously utilizing defensive

plant chemicals (pyrrolizidine alkaloids).

Naturwissenschaften 73: 17-26

3

Kelly Kovl

Animal

competition

6

February

Prokopy, R.L., B.D. Roitberg & A.L. Averill.

1984. Resource partitioning. Pages 301-

330, in, W.J. Bell & R.T. Cardé (eds.)

Chemical Ecology of Insects.  Chapman

& Hall

4

Cajsa Knauff

Plant

competition

13

February

Karban, R., Adamchak, R., and

Schnathorst, W.C. 1987. Induced

resistance and interspecific

competition between spider mites and a

vascular wilt fungus. Science 235: 678-

680

5

Drew

Hilbrandt

Plant-pathogen

20

February

Edwards, W.G.H. 1972. Orobanche and

other plant parasite factors. Pp. 235-

248, in, Harborne, J.B. (ed.),

Phytochemical Ecology. Academic Press.

6

Ezra Piller

Plant-insect

feeding

6 March

Feeny, P.P. 1976. Plant apparency and

chemical defense. Recent Advances in

Phytochemistry 10: 1-40.

7

Nell Wallace

Plant-insect

feeding

6 March

Coley, P.D., Bryant, J.P., and Chapin,

F.S.III 1985. Resource availability and

plant antiherbivore defense. Science

230: 895-899.

8

Adam

Skowronski

Plant-

vertebrate

feeding

13 March

Bryant, J.P., and Kuropat, P.J. 1980.

Selection of winter forage by subarctic

browsing vertebrates: The role of plant

chemistry. Annual Review of Ecology &

Systematics 11: 261-285.

9

Bill Jefferson

Animal-animal

feeding

20 March

Schmidt, J.O. 1990. Hymenopetran

venoms: Striving toward the ultimate

defense against vertebrates. Pages

387-419, in, D.L. Evans & J.O. Schmidt

(eds.) Insect defenses. Adaptive

mechanisms and strategies of prey and

predators. State University of New

York Press.

10

Joshua Tuinstra

Tritrophic

interactions

27 March

Price, P.W., Bouton, C.E., Gross, P.,

McPheron, B.A., Thompson, J.A., and

Weis, A.E. 1980. Interactions among

three trophic levels: Influence of

plants on the interactions between

insect herbivores and natural enemies.

Annual Review of Ecology &

Systematics 11: 41-65.

11

Beth Whately

Tritrophic

interactions

27 March

Rowell-Rahier, M., and Pasteels, J.M. 1990.

Phenolglucosides and interactions at

three trophic levels: Salicaceae-

Herbivores-Predators. Pp 75-110, in

E.A. Bernays (ed.) Insect-Plant

Interactions. Vol. II. CRC Press, Boca

Raton

12

Ty Schoenborn

Defense &

natural enemy

foraging

3 April

Fordyce, J.A., Z.H. Marion & A.M. Shapiro.

2005. Phenological variation in chemical

defense of the pipevine swallowtail,

Battus philenor. Journal of Chemical

Ecology 31(12): 2835-2846.

13

Julia Kimball

Terrestrial &

aquatic systems

10 April

Fenical, W. 1982. Natural products

chemistry in the marine environment.

Science 215: 923-928.

 

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