Project

ICP nematology 2008-2009

Duration
01 September 2008 → 30 September 2009
Funding
Federal funding: various
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Plant biology
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Agricultural plant production
    • Horticultural production
Keywords
Nematodes
 
Project description

Nematodes or roundworms are everywhere. They are among the most harmful organisms of crops, especially in the tropics, but on the other hand they are very promising as natural antagonists that can be used in bio-control programmes against pest insects. Because of their ubiquitous presence, overwhelming densities and diversity the free-living nematodes are an ideal tool for biodiversity studies. They are used as bio-indicators of pollution in both terrestrial and aquatic environments. The programme of Master of Nematology deals with fundamental as well as applied aspects of Nematology and concerns all groups of nematodes in all possible environments. It fulfills the international needs for training highly qualified nematologists with a multidisciplinary knowledge in the diverse fields of Nematology. This English course programme is multidisciplinary in its approach both within the field of biology and agro-engineering.