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Åsa Lankinen

Åsa Lankinen
Researcher and associate professor in Plant Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Vicedean for doctoral education, LTV-faculty

Presentation

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 and plant breeding.

Teaching

BI1380: Urban Ecology for the Development of Sustainable Living. Course leader

BI1394: Grundläggande ekologi. Deputy course leader

BI1397: Basic and Applied Ecology. Deputy course leader

BI1296: Plant Biology for Breeding and Protection. Teacher

BI1267: Integrated Pest Management in Sustainable Procuction Systems. Teacher

LK0395: Urban Agriculture and Social Interaction. Leading one week on plant protection biology

 

Research

Ongoing projects:

  • Plant immunity in the field in relation to microbial influence (Swedish Research Council, Carl Trygger Foundation 2019-2022)
  • Evolution-proofing plant protection for sustainable potato production: How can integrated pest management (IPM) reduce resistance development in pathogens? (FORMAS 2022-2024)
  • Can increased bumblebee diversity in the agricultural landscape promote seed yield in red clover important for nothern Sweden? (Regionalt jordbruksstöd för Norrland (RJN), Lantmännens forskningsstiftelse, Partnerskap Alnarp 2019-2022)
  • Plant Breeding for Increased Seed Production in Red Clover (SLU Grogrund, Partnerskap Alnarp 2021-2026)
  • Sexual conflict during pollen competition in Collinsia heterophylla

Cooperation

Building a North-South Network to Target Biodiversity and Pollination as a Path towards Sustainable Cocoa Agriculture in West Africa (Swedish Research Council/Swedish Research Links, network grant, 2021-2023)

Background

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

Supervision

Kajsa Svensson, main PhD supervisor

Murilo Sandroni, main PhD supervisor

Linnea Almqvist Stridh, deputy PhD supervisor

Christian Andersen, deputy PhD supervisor

Jenifer Seematti Sundar, deputy PhD supervisor

 

Selected publications

  • Stridh, L.J., Mostafanezhad, H., Andersen, C.B., Odilbekov, F., Grenville-Briggs, L., Lankinen, Å., Liljeroth, E. 2022. Reduced efficacy of biocontrol agents and plant resistance inducers against potato early blight from greenhouse to field. Journal of Plant Diseases and Protection, doi: 10.1007/s41348-022-00633-4
  • Mostafanezhad, H., Edin, E., Grenville-Briggs, L.J., Lankinen, Å., Liljeroth, E. 2021. Rapid emergence of boscalid resistance in Swedish populations of Alternaria solani revealed by a combination of field and laboratory experiments. European Journal of Plant Pathology, doi: org/10.1007/s10658-021-02403-8
  • Hederström, V., Nyabuga, F., Anderbrant, O., Svensson, G.P., Rundlöf, M., Lankinen, Å., Larsson, M.C. 2021. Dispersal and spatiotemporal distribution of Protapion fulvipes in white clover fields: implications for pest management. Journal of Pest Science, doi: 10.1007/s10340-021-01408-w
  • Larsson, M.C., Madjidian, J.A., Lankinen, Å. 2021. Floral scent and pollinator visitation in relation to floral colour morph in the mixed‐mating annual herb Collinsia heterophylla. Nordic Journal of Botany 39: 4, doi: 10.1111/njb.03025
  • Hederström, V., Rundlöf, M., Birgersson, G., Larsson, M.C., Balkenius, A., Lankinen, Å. 2021. Do plant ploidy and pollinator tongue length interact to cause low seed yield in red clover? Ecosphere 12: e03416, doi: 10.1002/ecs2.3416
  • Madjidian, J.A., Smith, H.G., Andersson, S., Lankinen, Å. 2020. Direct and indirect selection on mate choice during pollen competition: effects of male and female sexual traits on offspring performance following two-donor crosses. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 33: 1452-1467, doi: 10.1111/jeb.13684
  • Karlsson Green, K., Stenberg, J., Lankinen, Å. 2020. Making sense of integrated pest management (IPM) in the light of evolution. Evolutionary Applications, 13: 1791-1805, doi: 10.1111/eva.13067
  • Vetukuri, R.R.1, Masini, L.1, McDougal, R., Panda, P., de Zinger, L., Brus-Szkalej, M., Lankinen, Å.2, Grenville-Briggs, L.J.2 2020. The presence of Phytophthora infestans in the rhizosphere of a wild Solanum species may contribute to off-season survival and pathogenicity. Applied Soil Ecology 148: 103475, doi: 10.1016/j.apsoil.2019.103475 1 = equal contribution, 2 = equal contribution
  • Masini, L., Grenville Briggs, L.J., Andreasson, E., Råberg, L., Lankinen, Å. 2019. Tolerance and overcompensation to infection by Phytophthora infestans in the wild perennial climber Solanum dulcamara. Ecology and Evolution, doi: 10.1002/ece3.5057
  • Lankinen, Å., Abreha, K.B., Masini, L., Ali, A., Resjö, S., Andreasson, E. 2018. Plant immunity in natural populations and agricultural fields: low presence of pathogenesis-related proteins in Solanum leaves. PlosOne, doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0207253
  • Lankinen, Å., Lindström, S.A.M., D’Hertefeldt, T. 2018. Variable pollen viability and effects of pollen load size on components of seed set in cultivars and feral populations of oilseed rape. PlosOne, doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0204407
  • Lankinen, Å., Hydbom, S., Strandh, M. 2017. Sexually antagonistic evolution caused by male-male competition in the pistil. Evolution 17: 2359-2369. doi: 10.1111/evo.13329
  • Lankinen, Å., Abreha, K.B., Alexandersson, E., Andersson, S., Andreasson, E. 2016. Non-genetic inheritance of induced resistance in a wild annual plant. Phytopathology 116:877-883. doi: 10.1094/PHYTO-10-15-0278-R
  • Lankinen, Å., Karlsson Green, K. 2015. Using theories of sexual selection and sexual conflict to improve our understanding of plant ecology and evolution. AoBplants. doi: 10.1093/aobpla/plv008 Invited, special issue.
  • Nyabuga, F.N., Carrasco, D., Ranåker, L., Andersson, M.N., Birgersson, G., Larsson, M.C., Lundin, O., Rundlöf, M., Svensson, G., Anderbrant, O., Lankinen, Å. 2015. Field abundance patterns and odor-mediated host choice by clover seed weevils, Apion fulvipes and A. trifolii (Coleoptera: Apionidae). Journal of Economic Entomology 108:492-503. doi: 10.1093/jee/tou099
  • Skogsmyr, I. and Lankinen, Å. 2002. Sexual selection: An evolutionary force in plants?  Biological Reviews 77:537-562. doi: 10.1017/S1464793102005973

Contact

Researcher at the Institutionen för växtskyddsbiologi
Telephone: +4640-415367
Postal address:
Växtskyddsbiologi, Box 190
234 22 LOMMA
Visiting address: Sundsvägen 16, Alnarp

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