Independent work on bachelor and masters level

Last changed: 05 February 2024
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Are you curious about biological control? Then you have come to the right place! Do independent work on bachelor or masters level with us that can be linked to ongoing research projects at CBC.

Suggestions for projects at CBC

Bachelor thesis can be made in the form of literature studies. You can choose to do a study related to our research or in a field you are interested in.

Independent work on bachelor or masters level can also be made in the form of test-based studies. They are often linked to ongoing research projects. Contact us and we will come up with an exciting idea together!


Examples of completed thesis work at the CBC

Here, we have collected examples of master and bachelor thesis work done with the SLU Centre for Biological Control.

Eira Eksvärd, 2020: Ogräspredation av jordlöpare och gnagare i europeiska åkermarker.

Clara Kjellström, 2019: Kan rovkvalstren överleva svensk vinter? : övervintringsstudier på Stratiolaelaps scimitus och Neoseiulus cucumeris.

Mina Sattar Panahi, 2018: Den blygrå rapsviveln & skidgallmyggan: ett växande problem i svensk rapsodling.

Radoslaw Sawicki, 2017. Inverse correlation between freeze-thaw survival and storage stability of freeze-dried Lactobacillus reuteri DSM 17938 and a microcalorimetric search for GASP.

Solene Guenat, 2014: Assessing the effects of agroforestry practices on biological control potential in kale (Brassica oleracea acephala) plantations in Western Kenya.

Jörgensen, Karolina, 2014. Biologisk bekämpning av Fusarium graminearum.

Stefan Stranne, 2014. Species composition and abundance of entomopathogenic Metarhizium fungi in soils of a forest, pasture and agricultural field in Sweden.

Anna-Carin Almqvist, 2013. Biological control of powdery mildew in greenhouse produced cucumber. An evaluation of two microbiological control agents.  For this work, Anna-Carin was awarded with a stipendia from GRO 2013.

Erik Bertholtz, 2013. Inokulummängdens betydelse för utveckling av vetets stråbasröta orsakad Fusarium graminearum – Utvärdering av ett biotest

Jonas Törngren, 2013. Insektspatogena svampar för biologisk bekämpning av bladlöss i stråsäd - möjligheter och hinder

Jinhui Wang, 2012. The effect of combining two biological control microbes on seed and root colonization.

Jinhui Wang, 2012. Gene expression of ABC-transporters in the fungal biocontrol agent Clonostachys rosea in response to anti-fungal metabolites from Pseudomonas chlororaphis.

Nina Backlund, Louise Malmberg. 2012. The effects of shading and surrounding landscape composition on arthropod pest abundance in Coffea arabica plantations. Nina and Louise did their work at the University of Lund with Mattias Jonsson from CBC as supervisor.

Contact a researcher!

Contact a reseracher in an area that you are interested in.

  • Biodiversity and conservation biological control with insects and arachnids
    Mattias Jonsson: mattias.jonsson, 018-67 24 50
  • Nematodes in biological control
    Maria Viketoft:, 018-67 15 05
  • Biological control and chemical ecology between insects, microbes and plants
    Paul Becher:, 040-41 53 05
  • Fungi in biological control
    Magnus Karlsson:, 018-67 18 37
  • Plant traits and varieties
    Johan Stenberg:, o40-41 53 78


With a grant from the Swedish government, SLU runs the Centre for Biological Control (CBC), which, with a focus on pest control with living organisms, contributes to a sustainable use of biological resources. CBC is a competence driven actor in biological control, both nationally and internationally.