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Neuroethology and ecophysiology of insects

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Code Science Field Subfield
1.07.00  Natural sciences and mathematics  Computer intensive methods and applications   

Code Science Field
P000  Natural sciences and mathematics   
P170  Natural sciences and mathematics  Computer science, numerical analysis, systems, control 
P190  Natural sciences and mathematics  Mathematical and general theoretical physics, classical mechanics, quantum mechanics, relativity, gravitation, statistical physics, thermodynamics 
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Researchers (6)
no. Code Name and surname Research area Role Period No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  23422  PhD Urban Borštnik  Computer intensive methods and applications  Researcher  2003  36 
2.  02287  PhD Milan Hodošček  Chemistry  Researcher  2001 - 2003  281 
3.  06734  PhD Dušanka Janežič  Computer intensive methods and applications  Head  2001 - 2003  505 
4.  13627  PhD Franci Merzel  Computer intensive methods and applications  Researcher  2001 - 2003  219 
5.  06431  PhD Ksenija Poljanec  Chemistry  Researcher  2001 - 2003  26 
6.  19037  PhD Matej Praprotnik  Computer intensive methods and applications  Researcher  2001 - 2003  327 
Organisations (1)
no. Code Research organisation City Registration number No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  0104  National Institute of Chemistry  Ljubljana  5051592000  21,271 
Abstract
The long-term objective of the programme is to understand the neurophysiological mechanisms which control the lives of insects in their natural environment. Species are chosen for study for (1) their suitability for investigating detailed mechanisms, (2) their economic importance in agriculture and (3) their relevance to environmental protection. Investigations of species important as global pests (southern green stink bug Nezara viridula), and as bioindicators for specific biological environments (biotopes) in Slovenia (cave crickets of genus Troglophilus) thus have high priority in the programme. This research is focused on (a) the ecology of specific environment(s) for these species, (b) their behaviour in the field and under controlled laboratory conditions, (c) analysis of the informational value of different intra- and inter-species signals used in communication, (d) study of the transmission of those signals in different media, (e) the morphology and function of the different sensory organs and neurons which transmit the information to the centres in the central nervous system. The programme will contribute not only to scientific knowledge but also to the general education and understanding necessary for protection of the environment and for the management and preservation of biodiversity. In addition, it will provide an essential platform of knowledge on which future practices for management of agricultural pests can be built.
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