Jared Ali

Director of the Center for Chemical Ecology; Associate Professor of Entomology

Jared  Ali

Research Summary

Behavior and chemical ecology of multi-trophic interactions, including plant responses to below-ground herbivory and nematode. Insect community ecology, chemical ecology, and coevolution. Trophic cascades, above- and below-ground interactions, chemotaxis of soil nematodes, and evolution of plant defense strategies.

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Publication Tags

Herbivores Herbivory Soil Insects Genotype Ecology Corn Herbivore Nematoda Entomopathogenic Nematodes Nematode Maize Chemotaxis Spodoptera Frugiperda Cues Plant Response Plant Defense Citrus Volatile Organic Compounds Oviposition Cover Crop Caenorhabditis Elegans Pathogens Amino Acid Substitution Phloem

Most Recent Papers

Cover crop selection affects maize susceptibility to the fungal pathogen Fusarium verticillioides

Swayamjit Ray, Nancy G. Wenner, Obenewa Ankoma-Darko, Jason P. Kaye, Gretchen A. Kuldau, Jared G. Ali, 2022, Pedobiologia

Feeding and oviposition by the brown marmorated stink bug, Halyomorpha halys (Stål) induce direct and systemic changes in volatile compound emissions from potted peach and tree of heaven

Hillary M. Peterson, Swayamjit Ray, Jared G. Ali, Grzegorz Krawczyk, 2022, Arthropod-Plant Interactions on p. 227-247

Stomata-mediated interactions between plants, herbivores, and the environment

Po An Lin, Yintong Chen, Gabriela Ponce, Flor E. Acevedo, Jonathan P. Lynch, Charles T. Anderson, Jared G. Ali, Gary W. Felton, 2022, Trends in Plant Science on p. 287-300

Plant Nutrition Influences Resistant Maize Defense Responses to the Fall Armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda)

Charles J. Mason, Swayamjit Ray, Elizabeth Davidson-Lowe, Jared Gregory Ali, Dawn S. Luthe, Gary Felton, 2022, Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution

Transcriptomic and volatile signatures associated with maize defense against corn leaf aphid

Lise Pingault, Suresh Varsani, Nathan Palmer, Swayamjit Ray, W. Paul Williams, Dawn S. Luthe, Jared G. Ali, Gautam Sarath, Joe Louis, 2021, BMC Plant Biology

Chemical Cues from Entomopathogenic Nematodes Vary Across Three Species with Different Foraging Strategies, Triggering Different Behavioral Responses in Prey and Competitors

John M. Grunseich, Natalie M. Aguirre, Morgan N. Thompson, Jared G. Ali, Anjel M. Helms, 2021, Journal of Chemical Ecology on p. 822-833

Cover Crop Soil Legacies Alter Phytochemistry and Resistance to Fall Armyworm (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) in Maize

Elizabeth Davidson-Lowe, Swayamjit Ray, Ebony Murrell, Jason Kaye, Jared G. Ali, 2021, Environmental Entomology on p. 958-967

Herbivore-induced plant volatiles mediate behavioral interactions between a leaf-chewing and a phloem-feeding herbivore

Elizabeth Davidson-Lowe, Jared G. Ali, 2021, Basic and Applied Ecology on p. 39-48

Top-down effects from parasitoids may mediate plant defence and plant fitness

Ching Wen Tan, Michelle L. Peiffer, Jared G. Ali, Dawn S. Luthe, Gary W. Felton, 2020, Functional Ecology on p. 1767-1778

Chemical Ecology of Multitrophic Microbial Interactions

Jared G. Ali, C. L. Casteel, K. E. Mauck, O. Trase, 2020, Journal of Chemical Ecology on p. 645-648

Most-Cited Papers

Specialist versus generalist insect herbivores and plant defense

Jared G. Ali, Anurag A. Agrawal, 2012, Trends in Plant Science on p. 293-302

Induced Release of a Plant-Defense Volatile 'Deceptively' Attracts Insect Vectors to Plants Infected with a Bacterial Pathogen

Rajinder S. Mann, Jared G. Ali, Sara L. Hermann, Siddharth Tiwari, Kirsten S. Pelz-Stelinski, Hans T. Alborn, Lukasz L. Stelinski, 2012, PLoS Pathogens

Ecology and Evolution of Soil Nematode Chemotaxis

Sergio Rasmann, Jared Gregory Ali, Johannes Helder, Wim H. van der Putten, 2012, Journal of Chemical Ecology on p. 615-628

Subterranean, herbivore-induced plant volatile increases biological control activity of multiple beneficial nematode species in distinct habitats

Jared G. Ali, Hans T. Alborn, Raquel Campos-Herrera, Fatma Kaplan, Larry W. Duncan, Cesar Rodriguez-Saona, Albrecht M. Koppenhöfer, Lukasz L. Stelinski, 2012, PLoS One

Asymmetry of plant-mediated interactions between specialist aphids and caterpillars on two milkweeds

Jared G. Ali, Anurag A. Agrawal, 2014, Functional Ecology on p. 1404-1412

Interspecific nematode signals regulate dispersal behavior

Fatma Kaplan, Hans T. Alborn, Stephan H. von Reuss, Ramadan Ajredini, Jared G. Ali, Faruk Akyazi, Lukasz L. Stelinski, Arthur S. Edison, Frank C. Schroeder, Peter E. Teal, 2012, PLoS One

Sending Mixed Messages

Jared G. Ali, Raquel Campos-Herrera, Hans T. Alborn, Larry W. Duncan, Lukasz L. Stelinski, 2013, Journal of Chemical Ecology on p. 1140-1147

Airborne signals synchronize the defenses of neighboring plants in response to touch

Dimitrije Markovic, Ilaria Colzi, Cosimo Taiti, Swayamjit Ray, Romain Scalone, Jared Gregory Ali, Stefano Mancuso, Velemir Ninkovic, 2019, Journal of Experimental Botany on p. 691-700

Induced Plant Defenses Against Herbivory in Cultivated and Wild Tomato

Sulav Paudel, Po An Lin, Majid R. Foolad, Jared G. Ali, Edwin G. Rajotte, Gary W. Felton, 2019, Journal of Chemical Ecology on p. 693-707

An amino acid substitution inhibits specialist herbivore production of an antagonist effector and recovers insect-induced plant defenses

Eric A. Schmelz, Alisa Huffaker, Mark J. Carroll, Hans T. Alborn, Jared G. Ali, Peter E.A. Teal, 2012, Plant Physiology on p. 1468-1478