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Institute of Plant Pathology and Plant Protection
Georg-August-University of Göttingen
Section of Entomology 
Prof. Dr. Stefan Vidal

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Publications 2005:

 

Reimer L, Loxdale HD, Clark SJ, Vidal S 2005. Coexistence of sexual and asexual clones of S. avenae (F.) under variable climate and environmental conditions in central Europe. Heredity: submitted

Roßbach A, Löhr B, Vidal S, 2005. Host shift to peas in the diamondback moth Plutella xylostella L. and response of its parasitoid Diadegma mollipla. Bulletin of Entomological Research: submitted

Jallow MFA, Dugassa-Gobena D, Vidal S, 2005. Differential selection of host plants for oviposition by Helicoverpa armigera (Hübner) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae): The indirect role of an unspecialized endophytic fungus. Journal of Chemical Ecology: submitted

Kassa A, Stephan D, Vidal S,  Zimmermann G, 2005. Laboratory and field evaluation of emulsions and oil formulations of Metarhizium anisopliae var. acridum submerged and aerial conidia for the control of locusts and grasshoppers: Biological Control, submitted

Moeser J, Vidal S, 2005. Nutritional resources used by the invasive maize pest Diabrotica virgifera virgifera in its new South-east European distribution range. Entomologica Experimentalis et Applicata: 114: 55-63.

Moeser J, Vidal S, 2004. How to measure the food utilization of subterranean insects: a case study with the western corn rootworm (Diabrotica virgifera virgifera). Journal of Applied Entomology: doi: 10.1111/j.1439-0418.2004.00928.x

Roßbach A, Löhr B, Vidal S, 2005. Generalism versus specialism: Responses of Diadegma mollipla (Holmgren) and Diadegma semiclausum (Hellen), to the host shift of the diamondback moth (Plutella xylostella L.) to peas. Journal of Insect Behavior: in Press

El-Wakeil N, Bernal J, Vidal S, 2005. Effects of jasmonate applications on pest and natural enemy recruitment in cotton. Journal of Applied Entomology: in press

Kassa A, Stephan D, Vidal S, Zimmermann G, 2005. Efficacy, persistence and storability of conidia and submerged spore formulations of Beauveria bassiana and Metarhizium anisopliae for use against Coleopteran storage pests. Journal of Economic Entomology: in press

Vidal S, 2005. The history of Hymenopteran parasitoid research in Germany. Biological Control 32 (1), 25-33.

Vidal S, Kuhlmann U. Edwards CR (eds.) 2004. Ecology and Management of the Western Corn Rootworm, CABI Publishers, London, I-XIV, 310pp.

Williams, I.H., Büchs, W., Hokkanen, H., Klukowski, Z., Luik, A,. Menzler-Hokkanen, I., Nilsson, C. & Ulber, B.: The EU project MASTER (Management Strategies for European Rape pests): a review of progress. Integrated Control in Oilseed Crops, IOBC/wprs Bulletin 27 (10), 1-16 (2005)

Ulber, B. & Wedemeyer, R.: Incidence of larval parasitism of Psylliodes chrysocephala L. within oilseed rape crops in Germany. Integrated Control in Oilseed Crops, IOBC/wprs Bulletin 27(10), 275-280 (2005)

Nuss, H. & Ulber, B.: Effect of sowing density of oilseed rape on the abundance anbd within-plant distribution of cabbage stem flea beetle, Psylliodes chrysocephala L. Integrated Control in Oilseed Crops, IOBC/wprs Bulletin 27(10), 225, (2005)

Glen, D., Kreye, H., Buechs, W., El Titi, A., Ulber, B. & Woerz, M.: Assessing the risk of slug damage to oilseed rape and the need for control measures. IOBC/wprs Bulletin (2005, in press).
 

Publications 2004:

 

Moeser J, Vidal S, 2004. Response of larvae of invasive maize pest Diabrotica virgifera virgifera (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) to carbon/nitrogen ratio and phytosterol content of European maize varieties. Journal of Economic Entomology 97 (4), 1335-1341

Moeser J, Vidal S, 2004. Do alternative host plants enhance the invasion of the maize pest Diabrotica virgifera virgifera (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae, Galerucinae) in Europe? Environmental Entomology 33 (5), 1169-1177.

Moeser J, Vidal S, 2004. Variables Fraßverhalten des invasiven Maiswurzelbohrers. Mais 01/04: 46-49

Jallow MFA, Dugassa-Gobena D, Vidal S. 2004. Indirect interaction between an unspecialized endophytic fungus and a polyphagous moth. Basic and Applied Ecology 5 (2): 183-191.

Kassa A, Stephan D, Vidal S, Zimmermann G, 2004. Production and processing of Metarhizium anisopliae var. acridum submerged conidia for locusts and grasshoppers control. Mycological Research, 108: 93-100.

 

Wurst S, Dugassa-Gobena D, Scheu, S (2004) Earthworms and litter distribution affect plant defensive chemistry. Journal of Chemical Ecology 30: 691-702

 

Wurst S, Dugassa-Gobena D, Langel R, Bonkowski M, Scheu, S (2004) Combined effects of earthworms and vesicular-arbuscular mycorrhiza on plant and aphid performance. New Phytologist 163: 169-176

 

Ulber, B., Büchs, W., Hokkanen, H., Klukowski, Z., Luik, A,. Menzler-Hokkanen, I., Nilsson, C. & Williams, I.H.: MASTER - Ein neues EU-Projekt zur Bedeutung der natürlichen Gegenspieler für die biologische Kontrolle von Schädlingen im integrierten Rapsanbau in Europa. Mitt. DGaaE 14, 489-492 (2004).

 

Veenker, H., Ulber, B.: Phenology and population structure in the autumn flight of Rhopalosiphum padi in Northern Germany. Proceedings of the Sixth International Symposium on Aphids “Aphids in a New Millenium“. (Ed. By J.-C. Simon, C.A. Dedryver, C. Rispe & M. Hullé), pp. 375-381. Versailles, INRA Editions (2004).

 

Barbagallo, S., Basky, Z., Bell, N., Coceano, P.G., Cocu, N., Denholm, C., Derron, J., Harrington, R., Hulle, M., Katis, N., Knight, J., Lukasova, H., Marrkula, I., Maurice, D., Mohar, J., Pickup, J., Rolot, J.-L., Rounsevell, M., Ruszkowska, M., Schliephake, E., Seco-Fernandez, M.-V., Sigvald, R., Tsitsipis, J., Ulber, B. & Verrier, P.: EXAMINE (Exploitation of Aphid Monitoring in Europe): an European thematic network for the study of global change impacts on aphids. Proceedings of the Sixth International Symposium on Aphids “Aphids in a New Millenium“. (Ed. By J.-C. Simon, C.A. Dedryver, C. Rispe & M. Hullé), pp. 45-49. Versailles, INRA Editions (2004).

 

Dechert, G. & Ulber, B.: Interactions between the stem-mining weevils Ceutorhynchus napi Gyll. and Ceutorhynchus pallidactylus (Mrsh.) (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) in oilseed rape. Agricultural and Forest Entomology 6, 193-198 (2004).

 

 

Publications 2003:

 

Kassa A, Stephan D, Vidal S, Zimmermann G, 2003. Laboratory and field evaluation of different formulations of Metarhizium anisopliae var. acridum submerged spores and aerial conidia for the control of locusts and grasshoppers. BioControl 49 (1): 63-81.

Vidal S (ed.), 2003. Integrated protection in field vegetable crops. IOBC wprs Bulletin 26(3), 379pp.

Dagg JL, Vidal S, 2003.  Facultative adjustment of the sex ratio and kin competition in aphids. Behavioural Ecology and Sociobiology 55(3): 231-235

 Dugassa-Gobena D, Jallow MFA, Vidal S, 2003. The impact of unspecialized fungal endophytes on insect-plant-interactions. Recent Research Developments in Entomology, 4: 19-31.

Vidal S, 2003. Identification of hymenopterous parasitoids associated with oilseed rape pests. In: Alford, D. & Williams, I. (eds): Biocontrol of oilseed rape insect pests. Blackwell, Oxford, p 161-179.

Lale NES, Vidal S, 2003. Effect of constant temperature and humidity on oviposition and development of Callosobruchus maculatus (F.) and Callosobruchus subinnotatus (Pic.) on bambara groundnut Vigna subterranea (L.) Verdcourt. Journal of Stored Products Research 39, 459-470.

Lale NES, Vidal S, 2003. Simulation studies on the effects of solar heat on egg-laying, development and survival of Callosobruchus maculatus (F.) and Callosobruchus subinnotatus (Pic.) in stored bambara groundnut Vigna subterranea (L.) Verdcourt. Journal of Stored Products Research 39, 447-458.

Alford, D.V., Nilsson, C. & Ulber, B.: Insect pests of oilseed rape crops. In: Alford, D.V. (Hrsg.): Biocontrol of oilseed rape pests. Blackwell Publishing, Oxford, 9-41, (2003)

Ulber, B.: Parasitoids of Ceutorhynchid stem weevils. In: Alford, D. V. (Hrsg.): Biocontrol of oilseed rape pests. Blackwell Publishing, Oxford, 87-95, (2003)

Ulber, B. & Williams, I.H.: Parasitoids of flea beetles. In: Alford, D.V. (Hrsg.): Biocontrol of oilseed rape pests. Blackwells Publishing, Oxford, 126-138, (2003)

Alford, D.V., Buechs, W., Prescher, S., Kromp, B. & Ulber, B.: Taxonomy and Identification of predators. In: Alford, D.V. (Hrsg.): Biocontrol of oilseed rape pests. Blackwell Publishing, Oxford, 201-234, (2003)

Williams, I.H., Buechi, R. & Ulber, B.: Sampling, trapping and rearing oilseed rape pests and their parasitoids. In: Alford, D.V. (Hrsg.): Biocontrol of oilseed rape pests. Blackwell Publishing, Oxford, 145-160, (2003)

Luehs, W., Ulber, B., Seyis, F., Frauen, M., Busch, H., Friedt, W., Gustafsson, M. & Poulsen, G.: Evaluation of a Brassica napus core collection and prospects of its exploitation through rapeseed breeding. Proc. 11th Int. Rapeseed Congress, Copenhagen, 6 – 10 July 2003, vol. 2, 371-374, (2003).

Ulber, B. & Schierbaum-Schickler, C.: The effect of tillage regime on the infestation of oilseed rape by the cabbage stem flea beetle, Psylliodes chrysocephala. Proc. 11th Int. Rapeseed Congress, Copenhagen, 6 – 10 July 2003, vol. 3, 1037 (2003).

Williams, I.H., Büchs, W., Hokkanen, H., Klukowski, Z., Luik, A,. Menzler-Hokkanen, I., Nilsson, C. & Ulber, B.: Management Strategies for Winter Oilseed Rape to Enhance Bio-Control of Rape Pests. Proceedings of the 11th Int. Rapeseed Congress, Copenhagen, 6 – 10 July 2003, vol. 3, 1011-1013 (2003).

Hulle, M., Harrington, R., Cocu, N., Denholm, C., Verrier, P, Maurice, D., Rounsevell, M., Knight, J., Bell, N., Barbagallo, S., Basky, Z., Coceano, P.G., Derron, J., Katis, N., Lukasova, H., Marrkula, I., Mohar, J., Pickup, J., Rolot, J.-L., Ruszkowska, M., Schliephake, E., Seco-Fernandez, M.-V., Sigvald, R., Tsitsipis, J. & Ulber, B.: EXAMINE: an EU thematic network to evaluate the impacts of environmental channges on aphids at a regional scale. IOBC/wprs Bulletin 26 (4), 71-75 (2003)
 

Publications 2002:

 

Moeser J, Vidal S, 2002. Alternative food resources for adult Diabrotica virgifera virgifera in Southern Hungary. Proceedings of the XXI IWGO Conference, Venice, 2001: 19-24.

Kassa A,  Zimmermann G, Stephan D, Vidal S, 2002. Efficacy of entomopathogenic fungi from Ethiopia for control of Sitophilus zeamais and Prostephanus truncatus. Biocontrol Science & Technology 12: 727-736.

Vidal S, Hilbeck, A 2002. Workshop II. Interaktion transgene Pflanze / Tier. In: Raubuch M, Schieferstein B (Eds) Ökologische und ökosystemanalytische Ansätze für das Monitoring von Gentechnisch veränderten Organismen. Fachtagung am 21. und 22. November 2001 in Göttingen des Arbeitskreises Gentechnik und Ökologie der Gesellschaft für Ökologie; Texte des Umweltbundesamtes 44/02, p 77-79.

Dugassa Gobena D, Vidal S, 2002. Mechanismen der systemischen Wirkung von Endophyten auf Pflanzen-Herbivoren-Beziehung. Mitteilungen der Deutschen Gesellschaft für allgemeine und angewandte Entomologie 13, 513-517.

Damte T, Ulber B, Vidal S, 2002. Biology and biotype of two strains of pea aphid Acyrtosiphum pisum (Homoptera: Aphididae) on lentil. Pest Mgt. J Eth. 6, 13-21.

Moeser J, Vidal S, 2002. Nahrungsquellen von adulten Diabrotica virgifera virgifera in Süd-Ungarn - Welche Rolle spielen Unkräuter ? Mitteilungen der Deutschen Gesellschaft für allgemeine und angewandte Entomologie 13, 539-542.

Williams, I.H., Büchs, W., Hokkanen, H., Menzler-Hokkanen, I., Johnen, A., Klukowski, Z., Luik, A,. Nilsson, C. &Ulber, B.: MASTER: Management Strategies for European Rape Pests – a new EU projekt. Proceedings of the British Crop Protection Conference, Pests & Diseases, Brighton, November 2002, 641-646 (2002).

Williams, I.H., Büchs, W., Hokkanen, H., Menzler-Hokkanen, I., Johnen, A., Klukowski, Z., Luik, A,. Nilsson, C. &Ulber, B.: Integrated pest management strategies incorporating bio-control for European oilseed rape pests. Proceedings of the European Congress of Entomology, Thessaloniki 2002, 126 (2002).

Schierbaum-Schickler, C. & Ulber, B.: Mehr Rapserdflöhe auf gepflügten Flächen. BW agrar169, Heft 26. 11-13 (2002).

Publications 2001:

 

Tscharntke T, Vidal S, Hawkins BA, 2001. Parasitoids of grass-feeding chalcid wasps - a comparison of German and British communities. Oecologia 129, 445-451.

Vidal S, 2001. Chalcidoidea - In: Dathe H.H.; Taeger A. & Blank S.M. (Hrsg.): Verzeichnis der Hautflügler Deutschlands (Entomofauna Germanica 4). Entomologische Nachrichten und Berichte, Beiheft 6: 51-69

Lale NES, Vidal S, 2001. Intraspecific and interspecific competition in Callosobruchus maculatus (F.) and Callosobruchus subinnotatus (Pic.) on stored bambara groundnut, Vigna subterranea (L.) Verdcourt. Journal of Stored Products Research 37, 329-338

Vidal S, Tscharntke T, 2001. Multitrophic plant-insect interactions. Basic and Applied Ecology 2, 1-2

Schierbaum-Schickler, C., Ulber, B.: Einfluss unterschiedlicher Bodenbearbeitungssyteme auf den Rapserdflohbefall von Winterraps und den Schlupf der Jungkäfer. RAPS 19, 122-125 (2001)

Nuss, H., Ulber, B.: Befallsentwicklung des Rapserdflohs bei unterschiedlichen Aussaatstärken von Winterraps. RAPS 19, 126-128 (2001)
 

Publications 2000:

 

Lehrer AT, Dugassa-Gobena D, Vidal S, Seifert K, 2000. Transport of resistance-inducing sterols in phloem sap of barley. Zeitschrift für Naturforschung 55c, 948-952.

Lale NES, Vidal S, 2000. Mortality of different developmental stages of Callosobruchus maculatus (F.) and Callosobruchus subinnotatus (Pic.)(Coleoptera: Bruchidae) in bamabara groundnut Vigna subterranea (L.) Verdcourt seeds exposed to simulated heat. Zeitschrift für Pflanzenkrankheiten und Pflanzenschutz 107, 553-559.

Alghali AM, Hummel HE, Schütz S, Vidal S, 2000. Influence of potato/ cabbage intercropping patterns on field distribution of Colorado Potato Beetle Leptinotarsa decemlineata Say (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae). Mitteilungen der Deutschen Gesellschaft für allgemeine und angewandte Entomologie 12: 87-91.

Hildebrands A, Thieme T, Vidal S, 2000. Which factors govern the host preference of aphid parasitoids when offered host races of an aphid species ? In: Austin A & Dowton M (eds): Hymenoptera: Evolution, biodiversity and biological control; CSIRO Publishing, Canberra, p 359-370.

Vidal S, 2000. Long-term monitoring of effects of genetically engineered crops on insect communities in agricultural ecosystems: why and what to monitor ? http://www.rki.de/GENTEC/FORUM/ FORUM.HTM

Leopold, J., Ulber, B.: Randstreifen als Lebensraum: Abundanz und Dispersion der Laufkäferfauna sowie der Einfluss auf den Blattlausbefall in Winterweizen. In: Steinmann, H.-H., Gerowitt, B. (Hrsg.): Ackerbau in der Kulturlandschaft: Funktionen und Leistungen - Ergebnisse des Göttinger INTEX-Projektes. Mecke Verlag, Duderstadt, 157-185 (2000).

Ulber, B. Bibliography of parasitoid species and levels of parasitism of rape stem weevil Ceutorhynchus napi Gyll. and cabbage stem weevil Ceutorhynchus pallidactylus (Mrsh.). IOBC/wprs Bulletin 23 (6), 131-134 (2000).
 

Publications 1999:

 

Weber, A.; Hommes, M. & Vidal, S. 1999. Thrips damage or yield reduction in undersown leek: replacing one evil by another ? - Bulletin IOBC/WPRS: 22/5: 181-188.

Lehmhus J, Hommes M, Vidal S, 1999. Different intercropping methods in white cabbage and their impact on herbivorous pests.- Bulletin IOBC/WPRS: 22/5: 163-169.

Hassani M, Zimmermann G, Vidal S, 1999. Paecilomyces fumosoroseus: Efficacy against the cotton pests Spodoptera littoralis (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae), Helicoverpa armigera (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) and Aphis gossypii (Homoptera: Aphididae) and effect of temperature on germination and mycelial growth. Bull. IOBC/WPRS: in press

Cross JV, Solomon MG, Babendreier D, Blommers L, Easterbrook MA, Jay CN, Jenser G, Jolly RL, Kuhlmann U, Lilley R, Olivella E, Toepfer S, Vidal S, 1999. Biocontrol of pests of apples and pears in Northern and Central Europe: 2. Parasitoids.- Biocontrol Science and Technology 9, 277-314.

Vidal S,  Dugassa-Gobena D, 1999. Wirkungsmechanismen von antagonistischen Wechselbeziehungen zwischen Organismen verschiedener trophischer Ebenen: Nutzungsmöglichkeiten im Pflanzenschutz. Ergebnisse landwirtschaftlicher Forschung 1999, Heft XXIV, 49-69.

Wahmhoff, W., Hedke, K., von Tiedemann, A., Nitzsche, O., Ulber, B.: Zum Einfluß von Fruchtfolge und Bodenbearbeitung auf die Entwicklung wichtiger Schaderreger des Winterrapses. Z. PflKrankh. PflSchutz 106, 57-73, (1999).

Leopold, J., Ulber, B.: Bedeutung von Ackerrandstreifen für die Diversität und den Artenschutz von Laufkäferzönosen im IntEx-Projekt. Mitt. Ges. Pflanzenbauwiss. 12, 299-300 (1999)
 

Publications 1998:

 

Ulber B, Vidal S 1998. Influence of host density and host distribution on parasitism of Ceutorhynchus assimilis by Trichomalus perfectus.- Bulletin IOBC/WPRS 21 (5): 185-195

Raps A, Vidal S 1998. Indirect effects of an unspecialized endophytic fungus on specialized plant - herbivore interactions. Oecologia 114: 541-547.

Dubbert M, Tscharntke T, Vidal S 1998. Stem-boring insects in fragmented Calamagrostis habitats: Herbivore-parasitoid community structure and the unpredictability of grass shoot abundance.- Ecological Entomology 23: 271-280. 

Adis J, Harada AY, Rafael JA, Vidal S 1998. Kontrollieren Ameisen die Dipterenfauna neotropischer Baumkronen ? – Verhandlungen des Westdeutschen Entomologen Tages 1998: 133-138

Hassani M, Zimmermann G, Langenbruch GA, Vidal S 1998. Screening of four bioinsecticides against the two cotton pests Spodoptera littoralis and Helicoverpa armigera (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae).- Med. Landbouww. Univ. Gent 63/2b: 461-465.

Dugassa‑Gobena D, Raps A,  Vidal S, 1998. Influence of fungal endophytes on allelochemicals of their host plants and the behaviour of insects.- Mededelingen Faculteit Landbouwkundige en Toegepaste Biologische Wetenschappen Universiteit Gent 63/2a: 333-337.

Hassani M, Zimmermann G, Langenbruch GA, Vidal S, 1998. Effect of four Bacillus thuringiensis products and seven entomophagoenic fungi on two cotton pests, Spodoptera littoralis and Helicoverpa armigera. Phytomedizin 28: 47-48.

Nitzsche, O., Ulber, B.: Einfluß differenzierter Bodenbearbeitungssysteme nach Winterraps auf die Mortalität einiger Parasitoiden des Rapsglanzkäfers (Meligethes spp.). Z. PflKrankh. PflSchutz 105, 417-421 (1998).

Voß, M.C., Hoppe, H.-H. and Ulber, B.: Estimation of slug activity and slug abundance. Z. PflKrankh. PflSchutz 105, 314-321 (1998).

Voß, M.C., Ulber, B. and Hoppe, H.-H.: Impact of reduced and zero tillage on activity and abundance of slugs in winter oilseed rape. Z. PflKrankh. PflSchutz 105, 632-640 (1998).

 

 
 
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