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Åsa Lankinen

Åsa Lankinen
Researcher and associate professor in Plant Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Vice Dean for graduate research, Coordinator Graduate School for Landscape Architecture, Horticulture and Crop Production Sciences


I have a broad research interest in the borderline between plant ecology, evolutionary biology and genetics. I also focus on research related to plant protection biology.


BI1260: Ekologi och statistik för trädgårdsingenjörer. Lecturer.

BI1267: Integrated pest management in sustainable production systems. Lecturer.

BI1294: Introduction to plant biology for sustainable production. Lecturer.

BI1296: Plant biology for breeding and protection. Lecturer.

LK0278: Urban agriculture and social interaction. Lecturer.





Ongoing projects:

  • Plant immunity in the field in relation to microbial influence (Swedish Research Council, Carl Trygger Foundation 2019-2022).
  • Collection and determination of airbourne peptides and spores  
    from pathogens in nature (Crafoord Foundation, CF Lundströms stiftelse 2018-2020).
  • Can increased bumblebee diversity in the agricultural landscape promote seed yield in red clover important for nothern Sweden (Regionalt jordbruksstöd, Lantmännens forskningsstiftelse, Partnerskap Alnarp 2019-2021).
  • Development of biological strategies for control of seed-eating weevils in clover seed production (Partnerskap Alnarp 2016-2020).
  • Differences in floral traits between modern cultivars and land races of importance for pollination success and seed yield in faba bean (Plattform Växtförädling, SLU 2019-2020).
  • Sexual conflict during pollen competition in Collinsia heterophylla.


Leading fokus group on Low-risk substances in Plant Protection within Platform Plant Protection SLU (2017-2019). 


MSc, Lund University. 1996

PhD, Lund University. 2000

Postdoc, IBLS, Glasgow University, UK. 2001

Postdoc, NTNU, Trondheim University, Norway. 2001-2003

Assistant Professor, Lund University. 2003-2009


Linnea Almqvist, deputy PhD supervisor

Christian Andersen, deputy PhD supervisor

Selected publications


Researcher at the Institutionen för växtskyddsbiologi
Telephone: +4640-415367
Postal address:
Växtskyddsbiologi, Box 102
23053 Alnarp
Visiting address: Sundsvägen 16, Alnarp