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Marco Tasin

Marco Tasin
My main interest is to promote a transition towards a sustainable food production. Through an active co-learning program with stakeholders, we aim at implementing conservation practices, semio-chemicals and functional agro-biodiversity within cropping systems.


Agroecology Basics LB0078 (Course leader)

Odlingsystem i trädgårdsföretag BI1143 (Plant protection part)

Urban agriculture and social interaction LK0212  (Plant protection part)


Current projects:
•Study of the synergy between semiochemicals and flower strips on biological control of aphids and leafrollers (Formas, Core Organic)

•Effect of landscape and orchard management on pollination and biological control (Biodiversa)

•Design of new orchard system in collaboration with end-users (C-IPM)

•Development of a new attract & reward formulation to enhance biological control in apple and cereals



Gunda Thöming, Nibio, Ås, Norway

Sergio Angeli, Univ. of Bolzano, Italy

Markus Kelderer, Laimburg, Italy

Peter Hämbäck, Stockholm University, Sweden

Lene Sisgaard, Copenhagen University, Denmark

Aude Alaphilippe and Sylvaine Simon, INRA Gotheron, France

Marcos Minarro, SERIDA Villaviciosa, Spain

Eduardo Fuentes Contrera, UniTalca, Chile

Annette Herz, CJulius Kühn-Institut, Darmstadt, Germany

Alan Knight, USDA Wapato, USA

Mario Porcel, AGROSAVIA, Villavicencio, Colombia


MSc, BSc and PhD students

Selected publications

Porcel M, Andersson G, Pålsson J, Tasin M (2018) Organic management in apple orchards: higher impacts on biological control than on pollination. Journal of Applied Ecology. doi:10.1111/1365-2664.13247

Tasin M, Larsson Herrera S, Knight AL, Barros-Parada W, Fuentes-Contreras E, Pertot I (2018) Volatiles of grape inoculated with microorganisms: modulation of grapevine moth oviposition and field attraction. Microbial Ecology. doi:

Knudsen G, Norli HR, Tasin M (2017) The ratio between field attractive and background volatiles encodes host-plant recognition in a specialist moth Frontiers in Plant Science 8:2206. doi:10.3389/fpls.2017.02206

Giacomuzzi V, Cappellin L, Khomenko I, Biasioli F, Schütz S, Tasin M, Knight A, Angel S 2016. Emission of volatile compounds from apple plants infested with pandemis heparana larvae, antennal response of conspecific adults, and preliminary field trial. J Chem Ecol 42, 1265–1280.

Ondiaka S, Migiro L, Rur M, Birgersson G, Porcel M, Ramert B & Tasin M (2016): Sunflower as a trap crop for the European tarnished plant bug (Lygus rugulipennis). - Journal of Applied Entomology 140: 453-461. doi:10.1111/jen.12273.

Knudsen GK & Tasin M (2015): Spotting the invaders: A monitoring system based on plant volatiles to forecast apple fruit moth attacks in apple orchards. - Basic and Applied Ecology 16: 354-364. doi:10.1016/j.baae.2015.03.006.

Porcel M, Sjoberg P, Swiergiel W, Dinwiddie R, Ramert B & Tasin M (2015): Mating disruption of Spilonota ocellana and other apple orchard tortricids using a multispecies reservoir dispenser. - Pest Management Science 71: 562-570. doi:10.1002/ps.3844.

Sjoberg P, Swiergiel W, Neupane D, Lennartsson E, Thierfelder T, Tasin M & Ramert B (2015): Evaluation of temperature sum models and timing of Quassia amara (Simaroubaceae) wood-chip extract to control apple sawfly (Hoplocampa testudinea Klug) in Sweden. - Journal of Pest Science 88: 301-310. doi:10.1007/s10340-014-0616-0.


Researcher at the Institutionen för växtskyddsbiologi
Telephone: 040415320
Postal address:
Växtskyddsbiologi, Box 102
23053 Alnarp
Visiting address: Sundsvägen 16, Alnarp