Dr. Franziska Eberl

   Department of Natural Product Biosynthesis
 Phone:+49 (0)3641 57 1337Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology
 Fax:-Hans-Knöll-Straße 8
  emailD-07745 Jena

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The majority of plant-herbivore interaction studies are conducted under controlled conditions, in greenhouses or climate chambers. While researchers meticulously manipulate biotic factors in their experiments, certain abiotic factors are rarely considered, even though their influence on biotic interactions can be dramatic. The development and beneficial cost-effectiveness of LED technologies in the recent decades greatly increased our possibilities to control light conditions in lab experiments, as well as for agricultural applications.
In this project I study the impact of different light qualities (spectra) and quantities (intensity) on the growth and phytochemistry of various plant species. As a part of this, the influence of UV-B radiation, which is a component of solar radiation especially in summer, will be investigated more closely.
last updated on 2020-12-15