Prof. Dr. Stefan Vidal

Regular Professor
Department of Crop Sciences – Agricultural Entomology
Georg-August-University Goettingen

Fields of interest:

biological control; multitrophic interactions; parasitoid life history; population dynamics of herbivorous pests; entomopathogenic fungi; endophytes

Recent publications:

Vidal S, Jaber L (2015) Entomopathogenic fungi as endophytes: Plant-endophyte-herbivore interactions and prospects for use in biological control. Current Science, in press

Mutua PM, Niere B, Vidal S (2014) Resistance and tolerance of potato varieties to potato rot nematode (Ditylenchus destructor) and stem nematode (Ditylenchus dipsaci). Annals of Applied Biology, 166, 257-270

Schumann M, Toepfer S, Vemmer M, Patel A, Kuhlmann U, Vidal S (2014) Field evaluation of an attract and kill strategy against western corn rootworm larvae. Journal of Pest Science, 87, 259-271

Schumann M, Vemmer M, Patel A, Vidal S (2014) The role of carbon dioxide as an orientation cue for western corn rootworm larvae within the maize root system – implications for an attract and kill approach, Pest Management Science, 70,642-650

Alkhedir H, Karlovsky P, Vidal S (2013) Relationship between water soluble carbohydrate content, aphid endosymbionts and clonal performance of Sitobion avenae on cocksfoot cultivars. PlosOne, 8, e5432

Dobrindt L, Stroh HG, Isselstein J, Vidal S (2013) Infected – not infected: Factors influencing the abundance of the endophyte Neotyphodium lolii in managed grasslands. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment, 175, 54-59

Schumann M, Patel A, Vidal S (2013) Evaluation of an attract and kill strategy for western corn rootworm larvae. Applied Soil Ecology, 64, 178-189

Dematheis F, Zimmerling U, Flocco C, Kurtz B, Vidal S, Kropf S, Smalla K (2012) Multitrophic Interaction in the Rhizosphere of Maize:Root Feeding of Western Corn Rootworm Larvae Alters the Microbial Community Composition. PLoS ONE 7, e37288

Lohaus K, Vidal S, Thies C (2012) Farming practices change food web structures in cereal aphid-parasitoid-hyperparasitoid communities. Oecologia, 171, 249-259

Jaber LR, Vidal S (2010) Fungal endophyte negative effects on herbivory are enhanced on intact plants and maintained in a subsequent generation. Ecological Entomology, 35, 25-36