Fascinated by the complexity of our surrounding world, I am studying chemical interactions between plants, insect herbivores and natural enemies of the pests. So-called tritrophic interactions occur aboveground and belowground and may have implications in biological control of pests.

Specialized in the belowground trophic interactions, I am interested in improving management of crop pests as well as plant protection by exploiting our recent knowledge in the field. I also aim to describe unraveled rhizospheric processes and their underlaying chemical ecology.


Ivan Hiltpold

205 Curtis Hall

University of Missouri

Columbia - MO 65211


last update: December 2013

Ivan Hiltpold, Ph.D.