Prof. Dr. Christelle A. M. Robert

Head of the Chemical Ecology Group

Chemical Ecology

+41 31 684 31 55
T-105, main building, groundfloor
Postal Address
University of Bern
Institute of Plant Sciences
Chemical Ecology
Altenbergrain 21
3013 Bern
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Zhang, Xi; Machado, Ricardo AR; Doan, Van Cong; Arce, Carla CM; Hu, Lingfei; Robert, Christelle AM* (2019). Entomopathogenic nematodes increase predation success by inducing cadaver volatiles that attract healthy herbivores. eLife, 8(e46668) eLife Sciences Publications 10.7554/eLife.46668 *Corresponding author

Zhang, Xi; van Doan, Cong; Arce, Carla C. M.; Hu, Lingfei; Gruenig, Sandra; Parisod, Christian; Hibbard, Bruce E.; Hervé, Maxime R.; Nielson, Chad; Robert, Christelle A. M.*; Machado, Ricardo A. R.*; Erb, Matthias* (2019). Plant defense resistance in natural enemies of a specialist insect herbivore. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America - PNAS, 116(46), pp. 23174-23181. National Academy of Sciences NAS 10.1073/pnas.1912599116 *Co-corresponding author

Hu, Lingfei; Mateo, Pierre; Ye, Meng; Zhang, Xi; Berset, Jean Daniel; Handrick, V.; Radisch, D.; Grabe, V.; Köllner, T. G.; Gershenzon, J.; Robert, Christelle A. M.*; Erb, Matthias* (2018). Plant iron acquisition strategy exploited by an insect herbivore. Science, 361(6403), pp. 694-697. American Association for the Advancement of Science 10.1126/science.aat4082 *Co-corresponding author

Robert, Christelle A. M.; Pellissier, Loïc; Moreira, Xoaquín; Defossez, Emmanuel; Pfander, Marc; Guyer, Anouk; van Dam, Nicole M.; Rasmann, Sergio (2019). Correlated Induction of Phytohormones and Glucosinolates Shapes Insect Herbivore Resistance of Cardamine Species Along Elevational Gradients. Journal of Chemical Ecology, 45(7), pp. 638-648. Springer 10.1007/s10886-019-01084-2

Robert, Christelle A. M.*; Zhang, Xi; Machado, Ricardo A. R.; Schirmer, Stefanie; Lori, Martina; Mateo, Pierre; Erb, Matthias; Gershenzon, Jonathan (2017). Sequestration and activation of plant toxins protect the western corn rootworm from enemies at multiple trophic levels. eLife, 6, e29307. eLife Sciences Publications 10.7554/eLife.29307 *Corresponding author

Johnson, Scott N.; Benefer, Carly M.; Frew, Adam; Griffiths, Bryan S.; Hartley, Susan E.; Karley, Alison J.; Rasmann, Sergio; Schumann, Mario; Sonnemann, Illja; Robert, Christelle A. M.* (2016). New frontiers in belowground ecology for plant protection from root-feeding insects. Applied Soil Ecology, 108, pp. 96-107. Elsevier 10.1016/j.apsoil.2016.07.017 *Corresponding author

Handrick, Vinzenz*; Robert, Christelle A. M.*; Ahern, Kevin R; Zhou, Shaoqun; Machado, Ricardo A. R.; Maag, Daniel; Glauser, Gaétan; Fernandez-Penny, Felix E.; Chandran, Jima N.; Rodgers-Melnick, Eli; Schneider, Bernd; Buckler, Edward S.; Boland, Wilhelm; Gershenzon, Jonathan; Jander, Georg; Erb, Matthias; Köllner, Tobias G (2016). Biosynthesis of 8-O-methylated benzoxazinoid defense compounds in maize. The Plant Cell, 28(7), pp. 1682-1700. American Society of Plant Biologists 10.1105/tpc.16.00065 *Co-first authorship

Robert, Christelle A. M.; Ferrieri, Richard A.; Schirmer, Stefanie; Babst, Benjamin A.; Schueller, Michael J.; Machado, Ricardo A. R.; Arce, Carla C. M.; Hibbard, Bruce E.; Gershenzon, Jonathan; Turlings, Ted C. J.; Erb, Matthias (2014). Induced carbon reallocation and compensatory growth as root herbivore tolerance mechanisms. Plant, Cell & Environment, 37(11), pp. 2613-2622. Blackwell Science 10.1111/pce.12359

Robert, Christelle A. M.; Erb, Matthias; Hiltpold, Ivan; Hibbard, Bruce Elliott; Gaillard, Mickaël David Philippe; Bilat, Julia; Degenhardt, Jörg; Cambet-Petit-Jean, Xavier; Turlings, Ted Christiaan Joannes; Zwahlen, Claudia (2013). Genetically engineered maize plants reveal distinct costs and benefits of constitutive volatile emissions in the field. Plant Biotechnology Journal, 11(5), pp. 628-639. Wiley 10.1111/pbi.12053

Robert, Christelle A. M.; Erb, Matthias; Hibbard, Bruce E.; Wade French, B.; Zwahlen, Claudia; Turlings, Ted C. J.; Thompson, Ken (2012). A specialist root herbivore reduces plant resistance and uses an induced plant volatile to aggregate in a density-dependent manner. Functional Ecology, 26(6), pp. 1429-1440. British Ecological Society 10.1111/j.1365-2435.2012.02030.x

Robert, Christelle A. M.; Erb, Matthias; Duployer, Marianne; Zwahlen, Claudia; Doyen, Gwladys R.; Turlings, Ted C. J. (2012). Herbivore-induced plant volatiles mediate host selection by a root herbivore. New Phytologist, 194(4), pp. 1061-1069. Wiley-Blackwell 10.1111/j.1469-8137.2012.04127.x

Robert, Christelle A. M.; Veyrat, Nathalie; Glauser, Gaétan; Marti, Guillaume; Doyen, Gwladys R.; Villard, Neil; Gaillard, Mickaël D. P.; Köllner, Tobias G.; Giron, David; Body, Mélanie; Babst, Benjamin A.; Ferrieri, Richard A.; Turlings, Ted C. J.; Erb, Matthias (2012). A specialist root herbivore exploits defensive metabolites to locate nutritious tissues. Ecology Letters, 15(1), pp. 55-64. Wiley-Blackwell Publishing 10.1111/j.1461-0248.2011.01708.x

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