Last changed: 07 June 2010



Mattias Jonsson



Telephone: (+46) 018 - 67 2450


Department of Ecology
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Box 7044
750 07 UPPSALA

Research Interests

Over time my research interest has changed from conservation of forest biodiversity to conservation of biological pest control in agroecosystems. I now primarily study how local land-use and landscape composition affects natural enemies and pests and how diversity and food-web interactions influence biological control. I have a part-time commission at the Centre for Biological Control, where I’m responsible for research on biological control using insects and arachnids.

I’m part of a research team working with ecosystem services in agricultural landscapes. Read more about our resources and activities here: Ecosystem services and conservation research team

Editorial commissions

Subject Editor for Journal of Pest Science and PeerJ

PhD students (main supervisor)

Eve Roubinet

PhD students (associate supervisor)

Ylva Nyberg

Peris Nderitu


Lorena Pumariňo (postdoc 2013-2014)

Riikka Kaartinen (postdoc 2013-2015)



  - The importance of natural enemy diversity and food-web structure for biological control at organic and conventional farms


Selected publications

Pumariño, L. Weldesemayat, S.G., Gripenberg, S., Kaartinen, R., Barrios, E., Muchane, M.N., Midega, C. & Jonsson, M. 2015. Effects of agroforestry on pest, disease and weed control: a meta-analysis. Basic and Applied Ecology, available online in advance of print.

Jonsson, M., Straub, C.S., Didham, R.K., Buckley, H.L., Case, B.S., Hale, R.J., Gratton, C. & Wratten, S.D. 2015. Experimental evidence that the effectiveness of conservation biological control depends on landscape complexity. Journal of Applied Ecology, available online in advance of print.

Roubinet, E., Straub, C., Jonsson, T., Staudacher, K., Traugott, M., Ekbom, B. & Jonsson, M. 2015. Additive effects of predator diversity on pest control caused by few interactions among predator species. Ecological Entomology, 40, 362-371.

Jonsson, M., Raphael, I.A., Ekbom, B., Kyamanywa, S. & Karungi, J. 2015. Contrasting effects of shade level and altitude on two important coffee pests. Journal of Pest Science, 88, 281-287.

Midega, C.A., Jonsson, M., Ekbom, B. & Khan, Z. 2014. Effects of landscape complexity and habitat management on stemborer colonization, parasitism and damage to maize. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, 188, 289-293.

Jonsson, M., Bommarco, R., Ekbom, B., Smith, H.G., Bengtsson, J., Caballero-Lopez, B., Winqvist, C. & Olsson, O. 2014. Ecological production functions for biological control services in agricultural landscapes. Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 5, 243-252.

Sutherland, W.J., Gardiner, T., Bogich, T.L., Bradbury, R.B., Clothier, B., Jonsson, M., Kapos, V., Lane, S.N., Moller, I., Schroeder, M., Spalding, M., Spencer, T. White, P.C.L. & Dicks, L.V. 2014. Solution scanning as a key policy tool: identifying management interventions to help maintain and enhance regulating ecosystem services. Ecology and Society, 19(2): 3.

Rusch, A., Bommarco, R., Jonsson, M., Smith, H.G. & Ekbom, B. 2013. Flow and stability of natural pest control services depend on landscape complexity and crop rotation in the landscape. Journal of Applied Ecology, 50, 345-354.

Orre Gordon, S., Wratten, S.D., Jonsson, M., Simpson, M. & Hale, R. 2013. ’Attract and Reward’: Combining a herbivore-induced plant volatile with floral resource supplementation – multi-trophic level effects. Biological Control, 64, 106-115.

Jonsson, M., Buckley, H.L., Case, B., Hale, R.J., Wratten, S.D. & Didham, R.K. 2012. Agricultural intensification drives landscape-context effects on host-parasitoid interactions in agroecosystems. Journal of Applied Ecology, 49, 706-714.

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