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Department of Ecology
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
750 07 UPPSALA
Chemical information is richly available to plants and insects, and both make extensive use of chemical signals to overcome the challenges they face in interactions with each other and their habitats. I am a chemical ecologist interested in how insects and plants produce and exploit chemical signals, and how this knowledge can be applied to development of novel, sustainable insect pest management strategies.
My current research aims to enhance the capacity of plants to resist attack by aphid pests, by exploiting chemical signalling between the plants themselves, between plants and aphids, and between plants and aphid natural enemies in order to develop new, more sustainable solutions to aphid control in cereals, primarily barley. I study the effects of plant-plant communication on the natural enemies of aphids, primarily ladybirds and parasitic wasps, and investigate tritrophic interactions in mixed genotype cropping.
I also work with the volatile chemistry of crop plants, collecting and identifying the volatile blends released by the plants and investigating how they mediate interactions between plants and between plants and insects. The goal is to discover new ways to manipulate induced resistance against pests and diseases in crop plants.
Current research topics also include how experience and learning affect herbivore-plant interaction and the role of plant genetic diversity in volatile production.
Webster B, Qvarfordt E, Olsson U, Glinwood R (2013) Different roles for innate and learnt behavioral responses to odors in insect host-location. Behavioral Ecology 24: 366-372
Tegelaar K, Glinwood R, Petersson J, Leimar O (2013) Transgenerational effects and the cost of ant tending in aphids. Oecologia (in press)
Pareja M., Qvarfordt E., Webster B, Mayon P, Pickett J, Birkett M., Glinwood R. (2012) Herbivory by a phloem-feeding insect inhibits floral volatile production. PLoS ONE 7(2): e31971. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0031971
Tegelaar K, Hagman M, Glinwood R, Petterson J, Leimar O (2012) Ant-aphid mutualism: the influence of ants on the aphid summer cycle. Oikos 121-61-66
Šipoš J, Kvastegård E, Baffoe KO, Kawshar S, Glinwood R, KindlmannP. (2012) Differences in the predatory behaviour of male and female ladybird beetles (Coccinellidae). European Journal of Environmental Sciences 2: 47-51.
Glinwood R, Ninkovic V, Pettersson J (2011) Chemical interaction between undamaged plants- effects on herbivores and natural enemies. Phytochemistry 72: 1682-1689
Glinwood R, Ahmed E, Qvarfordt E, Ninkovic V (2011) Olfactory learning of plant genotypes by a polyphagous insect predator. Oecologia 166: 637-647
Ninkovic V, Al Abassi S, Ahmed E, Glinwood R, Pettersson J (2011) Effect of within-species plant genotype mixing on habitat preference of a polyphagous insect predator. Oecologia 166: 391-400
Dekker T, Ignell R, Ghebru M, Glinwood R, Hopkins R (2011) Identification of mosquito repellent odours from Ocimum forskolei. Parasites and Vectors 4: 183.
Åhman, I, Glinwood R, Ninkovic V (2010) The potential for modifying plant volatile composition to enhance resistance to arthropod pests. CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources 5 (6): 1-10.
Pareja , M., Mohib, A., Birkett, M.A., Dufour, S., Glinwood, R.T. (2009) Multivariate statistics coupled to generalised linear models reveal complex use of chemical cues by a parasitoid. Animal Behaviour 77: 901-909
Bandara K.A.N.P., Kumar, V., Ninkovic, V., Ahmed, E., Pettersson, J., Glinwood, R. (2009) Can leek interfere with bean plant - bean fly interaction? Test of ecological pest management in mixed cropping. Journal of Economic Entomology 102: 999-1008
Glinwood R., Ahmed E, Qvarfordt E, Ninkovic V, Pettersson J (2009) Airborne interactions between undamaged plants of different cultivars affect insect herbivores and natural enemies. Arthropod-Plant Interactions 3: 219-224
Ninkovic V, Glinwood R, Dahlin I (2009) Weed-barley interactions affect aphid plant acceptance in laboratory and field experiments. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata 133: 38-45
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