Fascinated by the complexity of our surrounding world, I study chemical interactions between plants, insect herbivores and natural enemies of the pests. So-called tritrophic interactions have implications in biological control of pests.


Specialized in the belowground trophic interactions, I am interested in improving management of crop pests as well as plant protection to the development of sustainable agriculture. I also aim at describing unraveled rhizospheric processes and their underlaying chemical ecology.


Ivan Hiltpold - Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment, Univ. of Western Sydney, Australia