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Åsa Lankinen

Åsa Lankinen
Researcher and associate professor in Plant Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Deputy Head of Department, 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.


LK0278: Urban Agriculture and Social interaction. Lecturer.

BI1267: Integrerade bekämpningsstrategier för hållbara odlingssystem. Lecturer.


PLG0039: Introductory course for PhD students. Head teacher.

PLG0028: Popular Science Writing. Head teacher.

PLG0032: How to write and publish a scientific paper. Head teacher.


Ongoing projects:

  • Plant-patogen interactions in potato and it’s wild relatives Solanum dulcamara, S. nigrum and S. physalifolium.
  • Ensuring a sustainable supply of clover seeds in organic farming.
  • Development of biological strategies for control of seed-eating weevils in clover seed production.
  • Sexual conflict during pollen competition in Collinsia heterophylla.


Leading fokus group on Low-risk substances in Plant Protection within Platform Plant Protection SLU. 


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


Veronica Hederström, deputy PhD supervisor

Selected publications

Researcher at the Institutionen för växtskyddsbiologi
Telephone: 040-415367
Postal address:
Växtskyddsbiologi, Box 102
23053 Alnarp
Visiting address: Sundsvägen 10, Alnarp