The aim is to provide an overview of research on three-way interactions between plants, microbes and arthropods (CAMo) that is going on at the institutes involved in the COST Action and to start discussions between Academia and SME about opportunities, challenges and bottlenecks in utilizing CAMo interactions in applications.
COST FA1405 Annual Meeting, Malaga, Spain, February 10-12, 2016
Registration is now open!
For venue, programme and registration see http://costfa1405.uma.es/
Keynote speakers: Julia Koricheva, Mike Kolomiets, Carlos Ballaré and Anant Patel.
The workshop will promote a multidisciplinary approach to study the impact of root-associated organisms on plant-insect interactions at different trophic levels by inviting twenty contributors from different sub-disciplines.
Tritrophic interactions between crops, microbes and arthropods are highly diverse and not fully understood. Unravelling the underlying mechanisms is of primary importance for the development of novel products. For instance, beneficial plant microbes can protect crops from insect herbivores and microbial plant pathogens by triggering the plant’s defense system and can enhance the attraction of the natural enemies of its herbivores, thus enhancing the efficacy of biological control.
The second Annual Meeting of COST Action FA1405 took place in Ljubljana (Slovenia) at the Best Western Premier Hotel, Slon, hosted by the National Institute of Biology.
The Training school will take place in Ljubljana (Slovenia) right after the COST FA1405 Annual Meeting, and is jointly organized by the National Institute of Biology and the Faculty of Computer and Information Science.