RNDr. Martin Volf, Ph.D. was awarded the Award of the CAS for young scientific employees
RNDr. Martin Volf, Ph.D., head of Laboratory of Evolutionary Ecology, was awarded the Award of the CAS for young scientific employees for outstanding results of scientific work. He showed that branch-localized induction creates a chemical mosaic in canopy trees, promoting variation in tree chemistry, predation, and herbivore abundance across forest canopies.
The publication on which the award is based:
Volf, Martin, et al. "A mosaic of induced and non‐induced branches promotes variation in leaf traits, predation and insect herbivore assemblages in canopy trees." Ecology Letters 25.4 (2022): 729-739.
Other related publications:
Volf, Martin, et al. "Branch-localized induction promotes efficacy of volatile defences and herbivore predation in trees." Journal of Chemical Ecology 47.1 (2021): 99-111.
Volf, Martin, Christian Wirth, and Nicole M. van Dam. "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 107.4 (2020): 545-548.