Employees – Institut for Plante- og Miljøvidenskab - Københavns Universitet

Nicolai Vitt Meyling

Nicolai Vitt Meyling

Associate Professor

My research interests span different themes relating to the interactions between host organisms and their pathogens (fungi) and parasites (worms): 

  • Interactions between fungal entomopathogens (Metarhizium or Beauveria) and plants focusing on how these interactions affect herbivores and other plant antagonists.
  • Interactions between fungal entomopathogens, tapeworm parasites and the insect host immune system. We study this in the flour beetle (Tenebrio molitor) as a model system.
  • Effects on insect behaviour of pathogen and parasite infections and exposure.
  • Effects of fungi against eggs of parasitic nematodes in soil as potential control strategy. This is studied in collaboration with scientists at Department of Veterinary Disease Biology.
  • I am also interested in studying the diversity of particularly Beauveria and Metarhizium communities in agricultural systems, the factors governing these patterns of distribution and how these fungi contribute to the regulation of insect populations.

 Student projects (BSc and MSc) are possible to conduct in relation to these activities.

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