The Department of Ecology has great knowledge about insects. We conduct research on how they live, how they interact with other species, their importance in the ecosystem and how they are affected by changes. Knowing more about insects’ ecology is important in order to understand why some insects become insect pests.
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We have three research units that focus on insects: Agricultural entomology, Forest entomology and Insect Ecology. Insects are also important study organisms for the unit of Conservation Biology and Soil Ecology.
More about our research and researchers
Examples of projects involving insects
Insects as food, entomophagy
How can we domesticate food insects? Formas and VR project
SLU news: Edible crickets can be reared on weeds and cassava plant tops
Report: Insects as food - something for the future?
Follow our blog: Crickets as sustainable food
Kontakt: Åsa Berggren (Anna Jansson, Department of Anatomy, Physiology and Biochemistry)
Insect food webs in space and time
Web page of insect ecology
Contact: Tomas Roslin
Ecology of saproxylic insects
Contact: Mats Jonsell, Thomas Ranius, Jonas Victorsson
The large pine weevil, Hylobius abietis
Contact: Göran Nordlander, Adriana Puentes
Spruce bark beetle, Ips typographus
Contact: Martin Schroeder, Åke Lindelöw
Green rights-of-way infrastructure for biodiversity and ecosystem services
Butterflies are favored by power-line corridors
Contact: Erik Öckinger
Optimized pollination of field beans for sustainable supply of plant protein
Kontakt: Ola Lundin
Mapping food webs for efficient natural control of insects
Contact: Riccardo Bommarco
Wasps and Diptera in bioenergy wood - do they require revised recommendations for harvest of logging residues?
Contact: Mats Jonsell
Dispersal ability of a forest pest insect and its specialist parasitoids
Contact: Maartje Klapwijk
Primed for defence by volatiles from neighbouring plants
Contact: Adriana Puentes
Can redundant predator communities contribute to stable biological control in the future?