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Keyword: volatiles

The smell of environmental change: Using floral scent to explain shifts in pollinator attraction

Publications Posted on: July 19, 2017
As diverse environmental changes continue to influence the structure and function of plant-pollinator interactions across spatial and temporal scales, we will need to enlist numerous approaches to understand these changes.

Thermochemical properties of flame gases from fine wildland fuels

Publications Posted on: February 15, 2012
Describes a theoretical model for calculating thermochemical properties of the gaseous fuel that burns in the free flame at the edge of a spreading fire in fine forest fuels. Predicted properties are the heat of combustion, stoichiometric air/fuel mass ratio, mass-averaged temperature, and mass fraction of unburned fuel in the gas mixture emitted from the flame-producing zone.

Parasitic plants in agriculture: Chemical ecology of germination and host-plant location as targets for sustainable control: A review

Publications Posted on: November 30, 2010
Parasitic plants are among the most problematic pests of agricultural crops worldwide. Effective means of control are generally lacking, in part because of the close physiological connection between the established parasite and host plant hindering efficient control using traditional methods.

Behavioural responses of wheat stem sawflies to wheat volatiles

Publications Posted on: January 16, 2009
1) Adult wheat stem sawflies Cephus cinctus, pests of cultivated cereals that also infests wild grasses, migrate into wheat fields where they oviposit in elongating, succulent stems. 2) Volatiles released by wheat plants at susceptible stages were analyzed to determine potential semiochemical compounds. Seven major compounds were identified and quantified.