Department of Animal Ecology and Tropical Biology

Ute Fricke

PhD student

Telephone:+49 (0)931 / 31-88120
e-Mail: ute.fricke@uni-wuerzburg.de

Room C042

University of Würzburg
Department of Animal Ecology and Tropical Biology
Biocenter - Am Hubland

97074 Würzburg, Germany

  • Plant-herbivore interactions and multi-trophic interactions
  • Ecosystem services under climate and land use change
  • Sustainable crop protection (e.g. natural pest control, plant defence priming, mixed cultivation, plant-plant interactions)

Since 12/2018 PhD candidate

Working title: “Insect herbivore and antagonist diversity, biological pest control and novel pathways for sustainable agriculture in the context of climate change”

Supervision: Ingolf Steffan-Dewenter, Ricarda Scheiner, Dani Lucas-Barbosa, Sarah Redlich


09/2016 – 07/2018 Master of Science of Plant Sciences | Wageningen University | Wageningen | The Netherlands

Master thesis: “Seducing scents – Do floral volatiles affect flowering time and flower opening rate of conspecifics of Brassica rapa?”

Centre for Crop Systems Analysis and Laboratory of Entomology, Supervision: Jacob C Douma, Dani Lucas-Barbosa

Internship: “Tricking aphids: Unravelling ecological mechanisms of aphid control in species mixtures of faba bean and summer savory”

Department of Crop Production Ecology, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden,  Supervision: Velemir Ninkovic, Jacob C Douma


10/2013 – 08/2016 Bachelor of Science of Biology | Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg | Würzburg | Germany

Bachelor thesis: “The impact of sown flower-rich fields on the fruit set of oilseed rape”

Department of Animal Ecology and Tropical Biology, Supervision: Elena Krimmer, Ingolf Steffan-Dewenter