Jared Ali

Acting Chair, Intercollege Graduate Degree Program in Ecology; 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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Herbivores Herbivory Herbivore Natural Enemies Genotype Insects Defense Corn Nematode Oviposition Insect Entomopathogenic Nematodes Fungi Plant Defense Butterflies Insecta Soil Natural Enemy Nutrition Volatile Organic Compounds Enzymes Maize Chemical Cue Cues Larva

Most Recent Publications

Antoine Guiguet, Nathaniel B. McCartney, Kadeem J. Gilbert, John F. Tooker, Andrew R. Deans, Jared Gregory Ali, Heather M. Hines, 2023, Biology Letters

Chase A. Stratton, Swayamjit Ray, Brosi A. Bradley, Jason P. Kaye, Jared G. Ali, Ebony G. Murrell, 2022, BMC Plant Biology

Victoria M. Pocius, Staci Cibotti, Swayamjit Ray, Obenewa Ankoma-Darko, Nathaniel B. McCartney, Rudolf J. Schilder, Jared G. Ali, 2022, Communications Biology

Low water availability enhances volatile-mediated direct defences but disturbs indirect defences against herbivores

Po An Lin, Sulav Paudel, Nursyafiqi Bin Zainuddin, Ching Wen Tan, Anjel Helms, Jared G. Ali, Gary W. Felton, 2022, Journal of Ecology on p. 2759-2771

E. Erickson, R. R. Junker, Jared Gregory Ali, N. McCartney, H. M. Patch, C. M. Grozinger, 2022, Annals of Botany on p. 561-577

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

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

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

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

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

Most-Cited Papers

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

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

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

Ian S. Pearse, Eric LoPresti, Robert N. Schaeffer, William C. Wetzel, Kailen A. Mooney, Jared G. Ali, Paul J. Ode, Micky D. Eubanks, Judith L. Bronstein, Marjorie G. Weber, 2020, Ecology Letters on p. 1137-1152

Sending Mixed Messages: A Trophic Cascade Produced by a Belowground Herbivore-Induced Cue

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

Anjel M. Helms, Swayamjit Ray, Nina L. Matulis, Margaret C. Kuzemchak, William Grisales, John F. Tooker, Jared G. Ali, 2019, Functional Ecology on p. 798-808

R. Campos-Herrera, J. G. Ali, B. M. Diaz, L. W. Duncan, 2013, Frontiers in Plant Science

Alexis C. Erwin, Tobias Züst, Jared G. Ali, Anurag A. Agrawal, 2014, Journal of Ecology on p. 1038-1047

Po-An Lin, Yintong Chen, Duverney Chaverra-Rodriguez, N Zainuddin, Chan Heu, Nursyafiqi Zainuddin, J Sidhu, M Peiffer, Jagdeep Sidhu, Michelle Peiffer, C Tan, Ching-Wen Tan, A Helms, Anjel Helms, D Kim, Donghun Kim, J Ali, Ali, Jared Ali, J Rasgon, Jason Rasgon, Jonathan Lynch, C Anderson, G Felton, Charles T. Anderson, Gary W. Felton, 2021, New Phytologist on p. 793--803

Monica Hufnagel, Anthony L. Schilmiller, Jared Ali, Zsofia Szendrei, 2017, Ecological Entomology on p. 33-41

News Articles Featuring Jared Ali

Grant will promote STEM graduate studies for students from diverse backgrounds

A consortium of institutions led by faculty in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences has received a $75,000 planning grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation aimed at expanding the recruitment of and opportunities for Black, Indigenous and Latino students to enroll in science, technology, engineering and mathematics graduate programs.

Pennsylvania’s new lawn-fertilizing rules, trees in heat, and bugs on the milkweeds: This Weekend in the Garden

Pennsylvania has a new set of rules aimed at preventing unnecessary lawn fertilizers from polluting waterways.

Jared Ali named director of the Penn State Center for Chemical Ecology

Jared Ali, Dorothy Foehr Huck and J. Lloyd Huck Chair of Chemical Ecology and associate professor of entomology in the College of Agricultural Sciences, has been named director of the Penn State Center for Chemical Ecology (CCE).

Jared Ali named Huck Chair of Chemical Ecology

Jared Ali, associate professor of entomology in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences, has been named the Dorothy Foehr Huck and J. Lloyd Huck Chair of Chemical Ecology by the University’s Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences.

Silencing the alarm

An enzyme in the saliva of certain insects prevents their food plants from warning neighboring plants of an attack.

Oh Good, Trillions of Cicadas Are Coming

They’ll make their arrival in the region sometime in May or June.

Nematode odors offer possible advantage in the battle against insect pests

Gardeners commonly use nematodes to naturally get rid of harmful soil-dwelling insects. A new study published today in the journal Functional Ecology revealed that these insect-killing nematodes also produce distinctive chemical cues, which deter Colorado potato beetles and make potato leaves less palatable to them.