Prof. Nicole van Dam

Prof. Nicole M. van Dam

Research focus


My aim is to unravel the chemical and molecular mechanisms governing multitrophic interactions associated with plants. I specifically focus on interactions between aboveground and belowground herbivores via induced plant responses. I use metabolomic and transcriptomic approaches as well as manipulative experiments to study these interactions in the greenhouse as well as in the field. Eventually my research will contribute to advance ecological-evolutionary theories on optimal defence allocation in plants. Moreover, the findings of my research contribute to finding novel approaches for integrated pest management and sustainable agriculture.

The chemical-analytical equipment in my lab is part of the EcoMetEoR platform at iDiv. The aim of this platform is to train and support ecologists and biodiversity researchers wishing to apply targeted and untargeted metabolomics analyses in their research. Please contact Dr Henriette Uthe, coordinator of EcoMetEoR, for more information on the possibilities.



Chemical ecology, plant-herbivore interactions, herbivore-induced plant responses, aboveground-belowground interactions, plant metabolomics, optimal defence theory

Current projects


I am involved in a range of projects that are almost as diverse as nature is. I sorted them by global research topics. Please follow the links to find more detailed information on their contents. If you are a student interested in an internship or a BSc or MSc project, please contact first person named on the project.

Molecular and chemical mechanisms of aboveground-belowground interactions among plants, herbivores and microbes

Cabbage and co

PhD project Axel Touw  “The role of biosynthesis versus transport for glucosinalet allocation in response to aboveground and belowground sink manipulating herbivores ” funding by iDiv (FZT-118, DFG).  

PhD project Rebekka Sontowski  “Plant defence detoxification strategies of the cabbage root fly, Delia radicum” part of CRC ChemBioSys (CRC-1127, DFG).

PhD project Jessil Ann Pajar ““Tapping into signaling interactions between nematodes and aphids”.

PhD fellowship of International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS), Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Jena. Co-supervisors Dr. Grit Kunert (MPI-CE) and Dr Alexandra Furch (FSU Jena).

Tomato and co

PhD project Crispus MbalutoDeciphering systemic induced plant responses underlying interactions between below and aboveground feeding herbivores” funded by a personal DAAD PhD grant to CM.

PhD project Dimitra PapantoniouAn integrated "omics" approach to unravel the impact of root symbionts on tomato direct and indirect defenses against herbivores” funded by EU Marie Curie ITN MiRA with Dr Ainhoa Martinez-Medina.

PhD project Adam Radouian (will start 1 July 2020) “Molecular mechanisms and ecological consequences of chemodiversity in Solanum dulcamara” funded by DFG (FOR 3000).


PhD project Jennifer GabrielEffects of chemical and genetic diversity on aboveground and belowground herbivory in white clover communities”, funded by personal Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt (DBU) PhD fellowship.

PhD project Ming ZengSystemic signalling in mycorrhizal and plant herbivore interactions” funded by the iDiv Flexpool (FZT-118, DFG) with Prof Franziska Krajinski-Barth and Dr Ainhoa Martinez-Medina.

Postdoctoral project Dr Qianhan ShangInteractions between rhizobium, mycorrhiza and nematodes on Medicago plants” funded by a personal Chinese Research Council grant to Dr Shang.

Chemical and molecular ecology of tree interactions


Postdoctoral project Dr Stefanie DöllBiodiversity effects on tree root exudate metabolomes” part of ITN TreeDí, funded by DFG (GRK 2324) and Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) with Dr Steffen Neumann and  Dr Alexander Weinhold.

Guest PhD project Perttu AnttonenAssociational effects of herbivory across spatial scales” part of ITN TreeDí, funded by DFG (GRK 2324) and Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) with Prof Andreas Schuldt.


Student helper on project of  Prof Beate Michalzik in CRC AquaDiva ” Understanding the links between the surface and subsurface biogeosphere” (SFB1076 DFG).

Postdoctoral fellow Dr Martin VolfPredators, parasitoids or chemicals: what protects tree canopies against insect herbivores?” funded by Humboldt Foundation to MV.

Postdoctoral project Dr Ivan Fernandez LopezHow trees adapt to changing abiotic and biotic pressure during their long life? Using the endogenous rhythmic growth trait of oak trees to disentangle interplays between morphological, genetic and defence-metabolic plasticity (PlastInOak) ” funded by the iDiv Flexpool (FZT-118, DFG) with Dr Francois Buscot and Dr Sylvie Hermann and others.

Plant diversity affecting plant metabolomes and higher trophic level interactions

PhD project Christian RistokInfluence of above-ground and underground biodiversity on the metabolites of common grassland species“ funded by DBU with Prof Nico Eisenhauer and  Dr Alexander Weinhold.

PhD project Sue MarrMacBeSSt: Metabolite Changes in Biodiversity Levels and Seasonal Shifts” funded by iDiv Flexpool with Prof  Dierk Scheel, Dr Steffen Neumann and Dr Kristian Peters.

PhD project Jennifer GabrielThe importance of genetic plant diversity for functional chemical traits affecting interactions with aboveground and belowground herbivores in white clover (Trifolium repens L.)” funded by DBU with Henriette Uthe.

Postdoctoral project Lucille Cretien (currently in UK, will come to iDiv autumn 2020) “Geographical patterns in seedling defence and herbivore interactions” funded by Leverhulme Foundation UK with Dr Michael Hanley.

Postdoctoral project Dr Jan Schnitzler“Macroevolutionary and macroecological patterns of plants and their chemical compounds”  by iDiv Flexpool with Prof Alexandra Müllner-Riehl,Prof Ludger Wessjohann and others.

Molecular analyses of biodiversity/metabarcoding of insects

Postdoctoral project “Mobile Insect Citizen Science Observatory. A View of Life from the Road: Connecting Citizen Science and Genetics to understand the fate of Germany’s Insects” funded by the iDiv Flexpool (FZT-118, DFG) with Prof Aletta Bonn and Susanne Hecker  and others.

Postdoctal project “All-in-one Multiplex-Sequencing” with Prof Manja Marz.

Short CV


2014 - now     

Head of the Molecular Interaction Ecology (MIE) research group at the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig and full professor at Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Institute of Biodiversity

2014 - 2019    

Professor in Molecular Interaction Ecology at Radboud University Nijmegen, Institute for Water and Wetland Research (IWWR), The Netherlands (0.2 fte).

2010 - 2014    

Full professor Ecogenomics, Radboud University Nijmegen, IWWR, The Netherlands.

2000 - 2009    

Senior research scientist, Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO- KNAW), The Netherlands.

1997 - 2000    

Postdoctoral researcher, Max-Planck-Institute for Chemical Ecology, Jena, Germany.

1995 - 1997    

Postdoctoral researcher Entomology Department, University of California, Riverside, USA.

1990 - 1995    

PhD researcher at Leiden University, The Netherlands. PhD degree: 18 January 1995.

1984 - 1990    

Study of Biology at Wageningen University, NL. MSc degree: 21 March 1990.

Boards and committees (current)

At iDiv
Member of iDiv Speaker Board (Executive board) and Science Strategy Board (SSB), Chair of  Female Scientist Career Fund, iDiv Council member

At FSU Jena

Faculty council member Faculty of Biological Sciences at FSU Jena


Member NWO Spinoza Price committee (“Dutch Nobel Price”), Netherlands; Scientific External Advisory Board of the Subtropical and Mediterranean Horticulture Institute (IHSM), Málaga, Spain

Editorial boards

Editorial board member of Journal of Ecology, Journal of Chemical Ecology, editor Annual Review of Entomology

Selected publications


For an up-to-date list of my publications, please see:

WoS ResearcherID: B-3281-2008
ORCID: 0000-0003-2622-5446
Scopus author ID: 7004083597
Profile Nicole M. van Dam on ResearchGate

Touw, A. J., A. Verdecia Mogena, A. Maedicke, R. Sontowski, N. M. van Dam, & T. Tsunoda (2020) Both biosynthesis and transport are involved in glucosinolate accumulation during root-herbivory in Brassica rapa. Frontiers in Plant Science 10; doi: 10.3389/fpls.2019.01653

Sontowski, R., N. J. Gorringe, S. Pencs, A. Schedl, A. J. Touw, & N. M. van Dam (2019) Same Difference? Low and high glucosinolate Brassica rapa varieties show similar responses upon feeding by two specialist root herbivores. Frontiers in Plant Science 10; doi: 10.3389/fpls.2019.01451

Ristok, C., Y. Poeschl, J.-H. Dudenhöffer, A. Ebeling, N. Eisenhauer, F. Vergara, C. Wagg, N. M. van Dam, &  A. Weinhold (2019) Plant species richness elicits changes in the metabolome of grassland species via soil biotic legacy. Journal of Ecology 107:2240- 2254.

Visschers, I. G. S., J. L. Peters, J. A. H. van de Vondervoort, R. H. M. Hoogveld &  N. M. van Dam ( 2019) Thrips resistance screening is coming of age: Leaf position and ontogeny are important determinants of leaf-based resistance in pepper. Frontiers in Plant Science 10; doi: 10.3389/fpls.2019.00510.

Macel, M., I. G. S. Visschers, J. L. Peters, I. F. Kappers, R. C. H. de Vos, and N. M. van Dam (2019) Metabolomics of thrips resistance in pepper (Capsicum spp.) reveals monomer and dimer acyclic diterpene glycosides as potential chemical defenses. Journal of Chemical Ecology 45:490-501.

Calf, O. W., H. Huber, J. L. Peters, A. Weinhold, Y. Poeschl, and N. M. van Dam (2019) Gastropods and insects prefer different Solanum dulcamara chemotypes. Journal of Chemical Ecology 45:146-161.

Backmann, P., Grimm, V., Jetschke, G., Lin, Y., Vos, M., Baldwin, I. T. & van Dam, N. M. (2019) Delayed chemical defense: Timely expulsion of herbivores can reduce competition with neighboring plants. American Naturalist 193, 125-139 doi: 10.1086/700577

Calf, O. W., Huber, H., Peters, J. L., Weinhold, A. & van Dam, N. M. (2018) Glycoalkaloid composition explains variation in slug resistance in Solanum dulcamara. Oecologia 187, 495-506 doi: 10.1007/s00442-018-4064-z

Danner, H., Desurmont, G. A., Cristescu, S. M. & van Dam, N. M. (2018) Herbivore-induced plant volatiles accurately predict history of coexistence, diet breadth, and feeding mode of herbivores. New Phytologist 220, 726-738 doi: 10.1111/nph.14428

Ferlian, O., Biere, A., Bonfante, P., Buscot, F., Eisenhauer, N., Fernandez, I., Hause, B., Herrmann, S., Krajinski-Barth, F., Meier, I. C., Pozo, M. J., Rasmann, S., Rillig, M. C., Tarkka, M. T., van Dam, N. M., Wagg, C. & Martinez-Medina, A. (2018) Growing research networks on mycorrinizae for mutual benefits. Trends in Plant Science 23, 975-984 doi: 10.1016/j.tplants.2018.08.008

Peters, K., Worrich, A., Weinhold, A., Alka, O., Balcke, G., Birkemeyer, C., Bruelheide, H., Calf, O., Dietz, S., Dührkop, K., Gaquerel, E., Heinig, U., Kücklich, M., Macel, M., Müller, C., Poeschl, Y., Pohnert, G., Ristok, C., Rodríguez, V., Ruttkies, C., Schuman, M., Schweiger, R., Shahaf, N., Steinbeck, C., Tortosa, M., Treutler, H., Ueberschaar, N., Velasco, P., Weiß, B. M., Widdig, A., Neumann, S. & van Dam, N. M. (2018) Current Challenges in Plant Eco-Metabolomics. International Journal of Molecular Sciences 19 doi: 10.3390/ijms19051385

Tsunoda, T., Krosse, S. & van Dam, N. M. (2017) Root and shoot glucosinolate allocation patterns follow optimal defence allocation theory. Journal of Ecology 105, 1256-1266 doi: 10.1111/1365-2745.12793

van Dam, N. M., Wondafrash, M., Mathur, V. & Tytgat, T. O. G. (2018) Differences in hormonal signaling triggered by two root-feeding nematode species result in contrasting effects on aphid population Growth. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 6 doi: 10.3389/fevo.2018.00088

van Dam, N. M. & Bouwmeester, H. (2016) Metabolomics in the rhizosphere: Tapping into belowground chemical communication Trends in Plant Science 21, 256 - 265 doi: 10.1016/j.tplants.2016.01.008



Fernández, I., Bouffaud, M. L., Martínez-Medina, A., Schädler, M., Tarkka, M. T., Weinhold, A., van Dam, N. M., Herrmann, S., Buscot, F.

(2024): Endogenous rhythmic growth and ectomycorrhizal fungi modulate priming of antiherbivore defences in subsequently formed new leaves of oak trees. Journal of Ecology

Lucas, M. S., Hensen, I., Barratt, C. D., Callaway, R. M., Durka, W., Lekberg, Y., Nagy, D. U., Onstein, R. E., Shah, M. A., van Dam, N. M., Thoma, A. E., Rosche, C.

(2024): Re-focusing sampling, design and experimental methods to assess rapid evolution by non-native plant species. Biological Invasions

Bassi, Leonardo, Hennecke, Justus, Albracht, Cynthia, Bröcher, Maximilian, Solbach, Marcel Dominik, Schaller, Jörg, Doan, Van Cong, Wagner, Heiko, Eisenhauer, Nico, Ebeling, Anne, Meyer, Sebastian T., van Dam, Nicole M., Weigelt, Alexandra

(2024): Uncovering the secrets of monoculture yield decline: trade-offs between leaf and root chemical and physical defence traits in a grassland experiment. Oikos

Veen, J., Jang, H., Raubenheimer, D., van Pinxteren, B. O. C. M., Kandza, V., Meirmans, P. G., van Dam, N. M., Dunker, S., Hoffmann, P., Worrich, A., Janmaat, K. R. L.

(2023): Development of embodied capital: Diet composition, foraging skills, and botanical knowledge of forager children in the Congo Basin. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution

Gabriel, J., van Dam, N. M., Uthe, H.

(2023): Effects of cyanogenesis on morphology and estimated leaf flavonoid content in 51 white clover accessions. Crop and Pasture Science

Eckert, Silvia, Eilers, Elisabeth J., Jakobs, Ruth, Anaia, Redouan Adam, Aragam, Kruthika Sen, Bloss, Tanja, Popp, Moritz, Sasidharan, Rohit, Schnitzler, Jörg-Peter, Stein, Florian, Steppuhn, Anke, Unsicker, Sybille B., van Dam, Nicole M., Yepes, Sol, Ziaja, Dominik, Müller, Caroline

(2023): Inter-laboratory comparison of plant volatile analyses in the light of intra-specific chemodiversity. Metabolomics

Zeng, Ming, Krajinski, Franziska, van Dam, Nicole M., Hause, Bettina

(2023): Jarin-1, an inhibitor of JA-Ile biosynthesis in Arabidopsis thaliana, acts differently in other plant species. Plant Signaling & Behavior

Walker, Tom W. N., Schrodt, Franziska, Allard, Pierre-Marie, Defossez, Emmanuel, Jassey, Vincent E. J., Schuman, Meredith C., Alexander, Jake M., Baines, Oliver, Baldy, Virginie, Bardgett, Richard D., Capdevila, Pol, Coley, Phyllis D., van Dam, Nicole M., David, Bruno, Descombes, Patrice, Endara, María-José, Fernandez, Catherine, Forrister, Dale, Gargallo-Garriga, Albert, Glauser, Gaëtan, Marr, Sue, Neumann, Steffen, Pellissier, Loïc, Peters, Kristian, Rasmann, Sergio, Roessner, Ute, Salguero-Gómez, Roberto, Sardans, Jordi, Weckwerth, Wolfram, Wolfender, Jean-Luc, Peñuelas, Josep

(2023): Leaf metabolic traits reveal hidden dimensions of plant form and function. Science Advances

Bini, Andressa Peres, Rossi, Guilherme Duarte, Poeschl, Yvonne, Serra, Marina Carnaz Duarte, Camargo, Luis Eduardo Aranha, Monteiro-Vitorello, Claudia Barros, van Sluys, Marie-Anne, van Dam, Nicole M., Uthe, Henriette, Creste, Silvana

(2023): Molecular, biochemical and metabolomics analyses reveal constitutive and pathogen-induced defense responses of two sugarcane contrasting genotypes against leaf scald disease. Plant Physiology and Biochemistry

Zeng, M., van Dam, N. M., Hause, B.   

(2023): MtEIN2 affects nitrate uptake and accumulation of photosynthetic pigments under phosphate and nitrate deficiency in Medicago truncatula. Physiologia Plantarum

Touw, A. J., van Dam, N. M.

(2023): Optimal chemical defence allocation in roots: where, why and how?. Phytochemistry Reviews

Ristok, Christian, Eisenhauer, Nico, Weinhold, Alexander, van Dam, Nicole M.

(2023): Plant diversity and soil legacy independently affect the plant metabolome and induced responses following herbivory. Ecology and Evolution

Steinauer, K., Thakur, M. P., Emilia Hannula, S., Weinhold, A., Uthe, H., van Dam, N. M., Martijn Bezemer, T.

(2023): Root exudates and rhizosphere microbiomes jointly determine temporal shifts in plant-soil feedbacks. Plant, Cell & Environment

Chiocchio, I., Andrés, N. P., Anaia, R. A., van Dam, N. M., Vergara, F.

(2023): Steroidal glycoside profile differences among primary roots system and adventitious roots in Solanum dulcamara. Planta

Sontowski, R., Poeschl, Y., Okamura, Y., Vogel, H., Guyomar, C., Cortesero, A.-M. and van Dam, N. M.

(2022): A high-quality functional genome assembly of Delia radicum L. (Diptera: Anthomyiidae) annotated from egg to adult. Molecular Ecology Resources

Burger, H. F., Hylander, K., Ayalew, B., van Dam, N. M., Mendesil, E., Schedl, A., Shimales, T., Zewdie, B., Tack, A. J. M.

(2022): Bottom-up and top-down drivers of herbivory on Arabica coffee along an environmental and management gradient. Basic and Applied Ecology

Svenningsen, C. S., Bowler, D. E., Hecker, S., Bladt, J., Grescho, V., van Dam, N. M., Dauber, J., Eichenberg, D., Ejrnæs, R., Fløjgaard, C., Frenzel, M., Frøslev, T. G., Hansen, A. J., Heilmann-Clausen, J., Huang, Y., Larsen, J. C., Menger, J., Nayan, N. L. B. M., Pedersen, L. B., Richter, A., Dunn, R. R., Tøttrup, A. P. and Bonn, A.

(2022): Flying insect biomass is negatively associated with urban cover in surrounding landscapes. Diversity and Distributions

Walker, T. W. N., Alexander, J. M., Allard, P.-M., Baines, O., Baldy, V., Bardgett, R. D., Capdevila, P., Coley, P. D., David, B., Defossez, E., Endara, M.-J., Ernst, M., Fernandez, C., Forrister, D., Gargallo-Garriga, A., Jassey, V. E. J., Marr, S., Neumann, S., Pellissier, L., Peñuelas, J., Peters, K., Rasmann, S., Roessner, U., Sardans, J., Schrodt, F., Schuman, M. C., Soule, A., Uthe, H., Weckwerth, W., Wolfender, J.-L., van Dam, N. M. and Salguero-Gómez, R.

(2022): Functional Traits 2.0: The power of the metabolome for ecology. Journal of Ecology

Sontowski, R., Guyomar, C., Poeschl, Y., Weinhold, A., van Dam, N. M. and Vassão, D. G.

(2022): Mechanisms of Isothiocyanate Detoxification in Larvae of Two Belowground Herbivores, Delia radicum and D. floralis (Diptera: Anthomyiidae). Frontiers in Physiology

Liu, M., Xu, X., Yang, B., Zhang, N., Ma, Z., van Dam, N. M. and Bruelheide, H.

(2022): Niche partitioning in nitrogen uptake among subtropical tree species enhances biomass production. Science of The Total Environment

Ristok, C., Weinhold, A., Ciobanu, M., Poeschl, Y., Roscher, C., Vergara, F., Eisenhauer, N., van Dam, N. M.

(2022): Plant diversity effects on herbivory are related to soil biodiversity and plant chemistry. Journal of Ecology

Jurburg, S. D., Buscot, F., Chatzinotas, A., Chaudhari, N. M., Clark, A. T., Garbowski, M., Grenié, M., Hom, E. F. Y., Karakoç, C., Marr, S., Neumann, S., Tarkka, M., van Dam, N. M., Weinhold, A., Heintz-Buschart, A.

(2022): The community ecology perspective of omics data. Microbiome

Zeng, M., Hause, B., van Dam, N. M., Uthe, H., Hoffmann, P., Krajinski, F., Martínez-Medina, A.

(2022): The mycorrhizal symbiosis alters the plant defence strategy in a model legume plant. Plant, Cell & Environment

Potthast, K., Tischer, A., Herrmann, M., Weinhold, A., Küsel, K., van Dam, N. M. and Michalzik, B.

(2022): Woolly beech aphid infestation reduces soil organic carbon availability and alters phyllosphere and rhizosphere bacterial microbiomes. Plant and Soil

Volf, M., Volfová, T., Seifert, C. L., Ludwig, A., Engelmann, R. A., Jorge, L. R., Richter, R., Schedl, A., Weinhold, A., Wirth, C. and van Dam, N. M.

(2021): A mosaic of induced and non-induced branches promotes variation in leaf traits, predation and insect herbivore assemblages in canopy trees. Ecology Letters

Papantoniou, D., Vergara, F., Weinhold, A., Quijano, T., Khakimov, B., Pattison, D. I., Bak, S., van Dam, N. M. and Martinez-Medina, A.

(2021): Cascading Effects of Root Microbial Symbiosis on the Development and Metabolome of the Insect Herbivore Manduca sexta L. Metabolites

Uthe, H., van Dam, N. M., Hervé, M. R., Sorokina, M., Peters, K. and Weinhold, A.

(2021): Chapter Six - A practical guide to implementing metabolomics in plant ecology and biodiversity research. In: Pétriacq, Pierre, Bouchereau, Alain (Eds.) Advances in Botanical Research Academic Press

Martínez-Medina, A., Mbaluto, C. M., Maedicke, A., Weinhold, A., Vergara, F., van Dam, N. M.

(2021): Leaf herbivory counteracts nematode-triggered repression of jasmonate-related defenses in tomato roots. Plant Physiology

Mbaluto, C. M., Vergara, F., van Dam, N. M. and Martínez-Medina, A.

(2021): Root infection by the nematode Meloidogyne incognita modulates leaf antiherbivore defenses and plant resistance to Spodoptera exigua. Journal of Experimental Botany

Huang, J., Hammerbacher, A., Gershenzon, J., van Dam, N. M., Sala, A., McDowell, N. G., Chowdhury, S., Gleixner, G., Trumbore, S., Hartmann, H.

(2021): Storage of carbon reserves in spruce trees is prioritized over growth in the face of carbon limitation. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Rose, M. M., Scheer, D., Hou, Y., Hotter, V. S., Komor, A. J., Aiyar, P., Scherlach, K., Vergara, F., Yan, Q., Loper, J. E., Jakob, T., van Dam, N. M., Hertweck, C., Mittag, M. and Sasso, S.

(2021): The bacterium Pseudomonas protegens antagonizes the microalga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii using a blend of toxins. Environmental Microbiology

Trogisch, S., Liu, X., Rutten, G., Xue, K., Bauhus, J., Brose, U., Bu, W., Cesarz, S., Chesters, D., Connolly, J., Cui, X., Eisenhauer, N., Guo, L., Haider, S., Härdtle, W., Kunz, M., Liu, L., Ma, Z., Neumann, S., Sang, W., Schuldt, A., Tang, Z., van Dam, N. M., von Oheimb, G., Wang, M.-Q., Wang, S., Weinhold, A., Wirth, C., Wubet, T., Xu, X., Yang, B., Zhang, N., Zhu, C.-D., Ma, K., Wang, Y. and Bruelheide, H.

(2021): The significance of tree-tree interactions for forest ecosystem functioning. Basic and Applied Ecology

Weinhold, A., Döll, S., Liu, M., Schedl, A., Pöschl, Y., Xu, X., Neumann, S. and van Dam, N. M.

(2021): Tree species richness differentially affects the chemical composition of leaves, roots and root exudates in four subtropical tree species. Journal of Ecology

Allwood, J. W., Williams, A., Uthe, H., van Dam, N. M., Mur, L. A. J., Grant, M. R., Pétriacq, P.

(2021): Unravelling Plant Responses to Stress—The Importance of Targeted and Untargeted Metabolomics. Metabolites

C. M. Mbaluto, E. M. Ahmad, A. Mädicke, K. Grosser, N. M. van Dam, A. Martínez-Medina

(2021): Induced Local and Systemic Defense Responses in Tomato Underlying Interactions Between the Root-Knot Nematode Meloidogyne incognita and the Potato Aphid Macrosiphum euphorbiae. Frontiers in Plant Science

Delory, B. M., H. Schempp, S. M. Spachmann, L. Störzer, N. M. van Dam, V. M. Temperton, A. Weinhold

(2021): Soil chemical legacies trigger species-specific and context-dependent root responses in later arriving plants. Plant, Cell & Environment

Marr, S., J. A. Hageman, R. Wehrens, N. M. van Dam, H. Bruelheide, S. Neumann

(2021): LC-MS based plant metabolic profiles of thirteen grassland species grown in diverse neighbourhoods. Scientific Data

Calf, O. W., Lortzing, T., Weinhold, A., Poeschl, Y., Peters, J. L., Huber, H., Steppuhn, A., van Dam, N. M.

(2020): Slug Feeding Triggers Dynamic Metabolomic and Transcriptomic Responses Leading to Induced Resistance in Solanum dulcamara. Frontiers in Plant Science

Henao, J. M., Demers, L. E., Grosser, K., Schedl, A., van Dam, N. M., Bede, J. C.

(2020): Fertilizer Rate-Associated Increase in Foliar Jasmonate Burst Observed in Wounded Arabidopsis thaliana Leaves is Attenuated at eCO(2). Frontiers in Plant Science

Kühl, H. S., D. E. Bowler, L. Bösch, H. Bruelheide, J. Dauber, D. Eichenberg, N. Eisenhauer, N. Fernández, C. A. Guerra, K. Henle, I. Herbinger, N. J. B. Isaac, F. Jansen, B. König-Ries, I. Kühn, E. B. Nilsen, G. Pe'er,A. Richter, R. Schulte, J. Settele, N. M. van Dam,M. Voigt, W. J. Wägele, C. Wirth,A. Bonn

(2020): Effective Biodiversity Monitoring Needs a Culture of Integration. One Earth

Macel, M., I. G. S. Visschers, J. L. Peters, N. M. van Dam, R. M. de Graaf

(2020): High Concentrations of Very Long Chain Leaf Wax Alkanes of Thrips Susceptible Pepper Accessions (Capsicum spp). Journal of Chemical Ecology

Mbaluto, C. M., Ahmad, E. M., Fu, M., Martínez-Medina, A., van Dam, N. M.

(2020): The impact of Spodoptera exigua herbivory on Meloidogyne incognita induced root responses depends on the nematodes’ life cycle stages. AoB PLANTS

Müller, C., Bräutigam, A., Eilers, E. J., Junker, R. R., Schnitzler, J.-P., Steppuhn, A., Unsicker, S. B., van Dam, N. M., Weisser, W. W., Wittmann, M. J.

(2020): Ecology and Evolution of Intraspecific Chemodiversity of Plants. Research Ideas and Outcomes

Sontowski, R., M. Gerth, S. Richter, A. Gruppe, M. Schlegel, N. M. van Dam, C. Bleidorn

(2020): Infection Patterns and Fitness Effects of Rickettsia and Sodalis Symbionts in the Green Lacewing Chrysoperla carnea. Insects

Sontowski, R., van Dam, N. M.

(2020): Functional Variation in Dipteran Gut Bacterial Communities in Relation to Their Diet, Life Cycle Stage and Habitat. Insects

Touw, A., Verdecia-Mogena, A., Maedicke, A., Sontowski, R., van Dam, N. M., Tsunoda, T.

(2020): Both Biosynthesis and Transport Are Involved in Glucosinolate Accumulation During Root-Herbivory in Brassica rapa. Frontiers in Plant Science

Volf, M., A. Weinhold, C. L. Seifert, T. Holicová, H. Uthe, E. Alander, R. Richter, J.-P. Salminen, C. Wirth, N. M. van Dam

(2020): Branch-Localized Induction Promotes Efficacy of Volatile Defences and Herbivore Predation in Trees. Journal of Chemical Ecology

Volf, M., Wirth, C., van Dam, N. M.

(2020): Localized defense induction in trees: a mosaic of leaf traits promoting variation in plant traits, predation, and communities of canopy arthropods?. American Journal of Botany

Abdala-Roberts, L., Puentes, A., Finke, D. L., Marquis, R. J., Montserrat, M., Poelman, E. H., Rasmann, S., Sentis, A., van Dam, N. M., Wimp, G., Mooney, K., Bjorkman, C.

(2019): Tri-trophic interactions: bridging species, communities and ecosystems. Ecology Letters

Backmann, P., Grimm, V., Jetschke, G., Lin, Y., Vos, M., Baldwin, I. T., van Dam, N. M.

(2019): Delayed Chemical Defense: Timely Expulsion of Herbivores Can Reduce Competition with Neighboring Plants. The American Naturalist

Bravo, R. E., Chen, G., Grosser, K., Van Dam, N. M., Leiss, K. A., Klinkhamer, P. G. L.

(2019): Ultraviolet radiation enhances salicylic acid-mediated defense signaling and resistance to Pseudomonas syringae DC3000 in a jasmonic acid-deficient tomato mutant. Plant Signaling & Behavior

Calf, O. W., Huber, H., Peters, J. L., Weinhold, A., Poeschl, Y., van Dam, N. M.

(2019): Gastropods and Insects Prefer Different Solanum dulcamara Chemotypes. Journal of Chemical Ecology

Eisenhauer, N., ..., A. D. Barnes, K. Barry, A. Bonn, U. Brose, H. Bruelheide, ..., F. Buscot, ..., O. Ferlian, ..., D. P. Giling, ..., H. Hillebrand, J. Hines, ..., B. König-Ries, ..., C. Roscher, ..., M. Türke, N. M. van Dam, F. van der Plas, A. Vogel, ..., A. Weigelt, ..., C. Wirth,  M. Jochum

(2019): A multitrophic perspective on biodiversity–ecosystem functioning research. In: Nico Eisenhauer, David A. Bohan, Alex J. Dumbrell (Eds.) Mechanisms underlying the relationship between biodiversity and ecosystem function Advances in Ecological Research

Escobar-Bravo, R., Chen, G., Kim, H. K., Grosser, K., van Dam, N. M., Leiss, K. A., Klinkhamer, P. G. L.

(2019): Ultraviolet radiation exposure time and intensity modulate tomato resistance to herbivory through activation of jasmonic acid signaling. Journal of Experimental Botany

Huang, J., Hammerbacher, A., Weinhold, A., Reichelt, M., Gleixner, G., Behrendt, T., van Dam, N. M., Sala, A., Gershenzon, J., Trumbore, S., Hartmann, H.

(2019): Eyes on the future – evidence for trade-offs between growth, storage and defense in Norway spruce. New Phytologist

Macel, M., I. G. S. Visschers, J. L. Peters, I. F. Kappers, R. C. H. de Vos, N. M. van Dam

(2019): Metabolomics of Thrips Resistance in Pepper (Capsicum spp.) Reveals Monomer and Dimer Acyclic Diterpene Glycosides as Potential Chemical Defenses. Journal of Chemical Ecology

Ristok, C., Poeschl, Y., Dudenhöffer, J.-H., Ebeling, A., Eisenhauer, N., Vergara, F., Wagg, C., van Dam, N. M., Weinhold, A.

(2019): Plant species richness elicits changes in the metabolome of grassland species via soil biotic legacy. Journal of Ecology

Robert, C. A. M., L. Pellissier, X. Moreira, E. Defossez, M. Pfander, A. Guyer, N. M. van Dam, S. Rasmann

(2019): Correlated Induction of Phytohormones and Glucosinolates Shapes Insect Herbivore Resistance of Cardamine Species Along Elevational Gradients. Journal of Chemical Ecology

Thakur, M. P., Quast, V., van Dam, N. M., Eisenhauer, N., Roscher, C., Biere, A., Martinez-Medina, A.

(2019): Interactions between functionally diverse fungal mutualists inconsistently affect plant performance and competition. Oikos

Visschers, I. G. S., J. L. Peters, J. A. H. van de Vondervoort, R. H. M. Hoogveld, N. M. van Dam

(2019): Thrips Resistance Screening Is Coming of Age: Leaf Position and Ontogeny Are Important Determinants of Leaf-Based Resistance in Pepper. Frontiers in Plant Science

Visschers, Isabella G. S., ... ,van Dam, Nicole M., Macel, Mirka

(2019): Resistance to three thrips species in Capsicum spp. depends on site conditions and geographic regions. Journal of Applied Entomology

Adam, N., Kallenbach, M., Meldau, S., Veit, D., van Dam, N. M., Baldwin, I. T., Schuman, M. C.

(2018): Functional variation in a key defense gene structures herbivore communities and alters plant performance. Plos One

Broekgaarden, C., Pelgrom, K. T. B., Bucher, J., van Dam, N. M., Grosser, K., Pieterse, C. M. J., van Kaauwen, M., Steenhuis, G., Voorrips, R. E., de Vos, M., Vosman, B., Worrich, A., van Wees, S. C. M.

(2018): Combining QTL mapping with transcriptome and metabolome profiling reveals a possible role for ABA signaling in resistance against the cabbage whitefly in cabbage. PLOS ONE

Calf, O. W., Huber, H., Peters, J. L., Weinhold, A., van Dam, N. M.

(2018): Glycoalkaloid composition explains variation in slug resistance in Solanum dulcamara. Oecologia

Danner, H., Desurmont, G. A., Cristescu, S. M., van Dam, N. M.

(2018): Herbivore-induced plant volatiles accurately predict history of coexistence, diet breadth, and feeding mode of herbivores. New Phytologist

Escobar-Bravo, R., Ruijgrok, J., Kim, H. K., Grosser, K., Van Dam, N. M., Klinkhamer, P. G. L., Leiss, K. A.

(2018): Light Intensity-Mediated Induction of Trichome-Associated Allelochemicals Increases Resistance Against Thrips in Tomato. Plant and Cell Physiology

Ferlian, O., Biere, A., Bonfante, P., Buscot, F., Eisenhauer, N., Fernandez, I., Hause, B., Herrmann, S., Krajinski-Barth, F., Meier, I. C., Pozo, M. J., Rasmann, S., Rillig, M. C., Tarkka, M. T., van Dam, N. M., Wagg, C., Martinez-Medina, A.

(2018): Growing Research Networks on Mycorrhizae for Mutual Benefits. Trends in Plant Science

Gols, R., van Dam, N. M., Reichelt, M., Gershenzon, J., Raaijmakers, C. E., Bullock, J. M., Harvey, J. A.

(2018): Seasonal and herbivore-induced dynamics of foliar glucosinolates in wild cabbage (Brassica oleracea). Chemoecology

Huang, J., Hartmann, H., Hellén, H., Wisthaler, A., Perreca, E., Weinhold, A., Rücker, A., van Dam, N. M., Gershenzon, J., Trumbore, S. E., Behrendt, T.

(2018): New perspectives on CO2, temperature and light effects on BVOC emissions using online measurements by PTR-MS and cavity ring-down spectroscopy. Environmental Science & Technology

Junker, R. R., Kuppler, J., Amo, L., Blande, J. D., Borges, R. M., van Dam, N. M., Dicke, M., Dötterl, S., Ehlers, B. K., Etl, F., et al.

(2018): Covariation and phenotypic integration in chemical communication displays: biosynthetic constraints and eco-evolutionary implications. New Phytologist

Nguyen, D., Poeschl, Y., Lortzing, T., Hoogveld, R., Gogol-Döring, A., Cristescu, S. M., Steppuhn, A., Mariani, C., Rieu, I., van Dam, N. M.

(2018): Interactive Responses of Solanum Dulcamara to Drought and Insect Feeding are Herbivore Species-Specific. International journal of molecular sciences

Papadopoulou, G. V., Maedicke, A., Grosser, K., van Dam, N. M., Martínez-Medina, A.

(2018): Defence Signalling Marker Gene Responses to Hormonal Elicitation differ between Roots and Shoots. AoB PLANTS

Peters, K., Worrich, A., Weinhold, A., Alka, O., Balcke, G., Birkemeyer, C., Bruelheide, H., Calf, O. W., Dietz, S., Duhrkop, K., Gaquerel, E., Heinig, U., Kucklich, M., Macel, M., Muller, C., Poeschl, Y., Pohnert, G., Ristok, C., Rodriguez, V. M., Ruttkies, C., Schuman, M., Schweiger, R., Shahaf, N., Steinbeck, C., Tortosa, M., Treutler, H., Ueberschaar, N., Velasco, P., Weiss, B. M., Widdig, A., Neumann, S., van Dam, N. M.

(2018): Current Challenges in Plant Eco-Metabolomics. International Journal of Molecular Sciences

Tsunoda, T., Grosser, K., van Dam, N. M.

(2018): Locally and systemically induced glucosinolates follow optimal defence allocation theory upon root herbivory. Functional Ecology

van Dam, N. M., Wondafrash, V., Mathur, V., Tytgat, T. O. G.

(2018): Differences in Hormonal Signaling Triggered by Two Root-Feeding Nematode Species Result in Contrasting Effects on Aphid Population Growth. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution

Visschers, I. G. S., van Dam, N. M., Peters, J. L.

(2018): An objective high‐throughput screening method for thrips damage quantitation using Ilastik and ImageJ. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata

Grosser, K., van Dam, N. M.

(2017): A Straightforward Method for Glucosinolate Extraction and Analysis with High-pressure Liquid Chromatography (HPLC). JoVE

Macel, M., Dostalek, T., Esch, S., Bucharova, A., van Dam, N. M., Tielborger, K., Verhoeven, K. J. F., Munzbergova, Z.

(2017): Evolutionary responses to climate change in a range expanding plant. Oecologia

Macel, M., van Dam, N. M.

(2017): Metabolomics of Plant Resistance to Insects. In: C. Emani (Eds.) The Biology of Plant-Insect Interactions: A Compendium for the Plant Biotechnologist CRC Press

Papadopoulou, G. V., van Dam, N. M.

(2017): Mechanisms and ecological implications of plant-mediated interactions between belowground and aboveground insect herbivores. Ecological Research

Pappas, M. L., Broekgaarden, C., Broufas, G. D., Kant, M. R., Messelink, G. J., Steppuhn, A., Wäckers, F., van Dam, N. M.

(2017): Induced plant defences in biological control of arthropod pests: a double-edged sword. Pest Management Science

Tsunoda, T., Krosse, S., van Dam, N. M.

(2017): Root and shoot glucosinolate allocation patterns follow optimal defence allocation theory. Journal of Ecology

Tsunoda, T., van Dam, N. M.

(2017): Root chemical traits and their roles in belowground biotic interactions. Pedobiologia

Hol, W. H. G., Raaijmakers, C. E., Mons, I., Meyer, K. M., van Dam, N. M.

(2016): Root-Lesion Nematodes Suppress Cabbage Aphid Population Development by Reducing Aphid Daily Reproduction. Frontiers in Plant Science

Lortzing, T., Calf, O. W., Böhlke, M., Schwachtje, J., Kopka, J., Geuß, D., Kosanke, S., van Dam, N. M., Steppuhn, A.

(2016): Extrafloral nectar secretion from wounds of Solanum dulcamara. Nature Plants

Martinez-Medina, A., Flors, V., Heil, M., Mauch-Mani, B., Pieterse, C. M. J., Pozo, M. J., Ton, J., van Dam, N. M.,

(2016): Recognizing Plant Defense Priming. Trends in Plant Science

Nguyen, D., D'Agostino, N., Tytgat, T. O. G., Sun, P., Lortzing, T., Visser, E. J. W., Cristescu, S. M., Steppuhn, A., Mariani, C., van Dam, N. M., Rieu, I.

(2016): Drought and flooding have distinct effects on herbivore-induced responses and resistance in Solanum dulcamara. Plant, Cell & Environment

Nguyen, D., Rieu, I., Mariani, C., van Dam, N. M.

(2016): How plants handle multiple stresses: hormonal interactions underlying responses to abiotic stress and insect herbivory. Plant Molecular Biology

Paudel, J. R., Amirizian, A., Krosse, S., Giddings, J., Ismail, S. A. A., Xia, J., Gloer, J. B., van Dam, N. M., Bede, J. C.

(2016): Effect of atmospheric carbon dioxide levels and nitrate fertilization on glucosinolate biosynthesis in mechanically damaged Arabidopsis plants. BMC Plant Biology

Pellissier, L., Moreira, X., Danner, H., Serrano, M., Salamin, N., van Dam, N. M., Rasmann, S.

(2016): The simultaneous inducibility of phytochemicals related to plant direct and indirect defences against herbivores is stronger at low elevation. Journal of Ecology

Pineda, A., Pangesti, N., Soler, R., van Dam, N. M., van Loon, J. J. A., Dicke, M.

(2016): Negative impact of drought stress on a generalist leaf chewer and a phloem feeder is associated with, but not explained by an increase in herbivore-induced indole glucosinolates. Environmental and Experimental Botany

Schuman, M. C., van Dam, N. M., Beran, F., Harpole, W. S.

(2016): How does plant chemical diversity contribute to biodiversity at higher trophic levels?. Current Opinion in Insect Science

Shannon, R. W. R., Felix, A. E., Poppy, G. M., Newland, P. L., van Dam, N. M., Hanley, M. E.

(2016): Something in the air? The impact of volatiles on mollusc attack of oilseed rape seedlings. Annals of Botany

van Dam, N. M., Bouwmeester, H. J.

(2016): Metabolomics in the Rhizosphere: Tapping into Belowground Chemical Communication. Trends in Plant Science

van Dam, N. M., Weinhold, A., Garbeva, P.

(2016): Calling in the Dark: The Role of Volatiles for Communication in the Rhizosphere. In: Blande, D. J., Glinwood, R. (Eds.) Deciphering Chemical Language of Plant Communication Springer International Publishing

Welte, C. U., de Graaf, R. M., van den Bosch, T. J. M., Op den Camp, H. J. M., van Dam, N. M., Jetten, M. S. M.

(2016): Plasmids from the gut microbiome of cabbage root fly larvae encode SaxA that catalyses the conversion of the plant toxin 2-phenylethyl isothiocyanate. Environmental Microbiology

Ahuja, I., van Dam, N. M., Winge, P., Traelnes, M., Heydarova, A., Rohloff, J., Langaas, M., Bones, A. M.

(2015): Plant defence responses in oilseed rape MINELESS plants after attack by the cabbage moth Mamestra brassicae. Journal of Experimental Botany

Danner, H., Brown, P., Cator, E. A., Harren, F. J. M., van Dam, N. M., Cristescu, S. M.

(2015): Aboveground and Belowground Herbivores Synergistically Induce Volatile Organic Sulfur Compound Emissions from Shoots but Not from Roots. Journal of Chemical Ecology

de Graaf, R. M., Krosse, S., Swolfs, A. E. M., te Brinke, E., Prill, N., Leimu, R., van Galen, P. M., Wang, Y., Aarts, M. G. M., van Dam, N.

(2015): Isolation and identification of 4-alpha-rhamnosyloxy benzyl glucosinolate in Noccaea caerulescens showing intraspecific variation. Phytochemistry

Kergunteuil, A., Dugravot, S., Danner, H., van Dam, N. M., Cortesero, A.

(2015): Characterizing Volatiles and Attractiveness of Five Brassicaceous Plants with Potential for a ‘Push-Pull’ Strategy Toward the Cabbage Root Fly, Delia radicum. Journal of Chemical Ecology

Rivera-Vega, L. J., Krosse, S., de Graaf, R. M., Garvi, J., Garvi, R., van Dam, N. M.

(2015): Allelopathic effects of glucosinolate breakdown products in Hanza (Boscia senegalensis (Pers.) Lam.) processing waste water. Frontiers in Plant Science

Desurmont, G. A., Harvey, J., van Dam, N. M., Cristescu, S. M., Schiestl, F. P., Cozzolino, S., Anderson, P., Larsson, M. C., Kindlmann, P., Danner, H., Turlings, T. C. J.

(2014): Alien interference: disruption of infochemical networks by invasive insect herbivores. Plant Cell and Environment

Macel, M., de Vos, R. C. H., Jansen, J. J., van der Putten, W. H., van Dam, N. M.

(2014): Novel chemistry of invasive plants: exotic species have more unique metabolomic profiles than native congeners. Ecology and Evolution

Prill, N., Bullock, J. M., van Dam, N. M., Leimu, R.

(2014): Loss of heterosis and family-dependent inbreeding depression in plant performance and resistance against multiple herbivores under drought stress. Journal of Ecology
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