For students

Last changed: 05 September 2019

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.

Here, researchers investigate how the diversity of natural enemies and abundance of weeds affect biological control of aphids in spring barley. Photo: Michael Traugott.

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 master 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!


Completed thesis work at the CBC

Here, we have collected completed master and bachelor thesis work from the Centre for Biological Control.

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

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 researchers in different areas

Mattias Jonsson

Subject area: Biodiversity and conservation biological control with insects and arachnids
mattias.jonsson, 018-67 24 50

Ingvar Sundh

Subject area: Safety/regulations, 018-67 32 08

Maria Viketoft

Subject area: Nematodes in biological control, 018-67 15 05

Paul Becker

Subject area: Chemical communication between plants, microbes and insects, 040-41 53 05

Magnus Karlsson

Subject area: Fungi in biological control, 018-67 18 37

Johan Stenberg

Subject area: Plant traits and varieties, o40-41 53 78

Contact, 018 - 67 2450

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