My research concerns odour signals that mediate communication between insects, and between insects, micro-organisms, and plants. My current project is the focus of the pest Drosophila suzukii (SWD). Like other drosophilids, SWD is closely associated with microorganisms. The overall goal is to understand the relevance of microbial signals in the ecology and behavior SWD flies with emphasis on the role of yeast and bacterial odors in sexual, food- and host-finding behavior. Our main goal is that the integration of biological knowledge facilitates the development of sustainable tools to disrupt host-insect interactions in pest insects.
My expertise is on Chemical Ecology, with an emphasis on sensory physiology, behavioral assays, and field experiments.
2012-Bachelor´s degree in Biological Sciences, Universidad de la República, Uruguay.
2016-Master´s Degree in Biological Sciences – Ecology and Evolution, Universidad de la República – PEDECIBA, Uruguay.
2018 – 2021. Doctoral studies in Biological Sciences – Chemical Ecology, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden
Mansourian Suzan, Enjin Anders, Jirle Erling, Ramesh Vedika, Rehermann Guillermo, Becher Paul, E. Pool John & Stensmyr Marcus. (2018). Wild African Drosophila melanogaster Are Seasonal Specialists on Marula Fruit. Current Biology. 28. 10.1016/j.cub.2018.10.033.
Rehermann Guillermo, Altesor Paula, Mcneil Jeremy & González Ritzel Andrés. (2016). Conspecific females promote calling behavior in the noctuid moth, Pseudaletia adultera. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata. 159. 362-369. 10.1111/eea.12448.