Agrochemistry, Environmental, and Geochemistry

Chemical Ecology Applied to Sustainable Agriculture (#105)

Many problems have been associated with irrational use of pesticides in agriculture such as, soil infertility, chemical pollution of land and water, pesticide poisoning, pest resistance against chemicals and other side effects to non-target organisms. In order to stop and revert those environmental and public health issues, research is being done aiming at developing novel strategies that are more environmental-friendly. In this sense, understanding how plant chemicals mediate plant-insect interactions and determining their identity is a highly valuable resource to manipulate insect behavior in the field and therefore manage their population.
Thus, the objective of this Symposium is to highlight current knowledge on plant-insect interactions mediated by plant volatile compounds. Additionally, this symposium will provide an avenue for scientists from entire world to share the state of the art of this field and also discuss innovative ideas that may result in new collaborations.
Specific topics to be covered by individual sessions include: i) Biological mechanisms of perception and processing of the sensory stimuli involved in insect communication; ii) Natural products that play a role in ecological interactions plant-plant or plant-insect; and iii) Innovative technologies for conserving the agroecosystem and biodiversity.
Last update: Dec 28, 2015