Our research contributes to sustainable methods of protecting agricultural crops and forests against pests. More knowledge is needed about the interaction between insect pests, their enemies and the plants and trees that they attack. We also conduct research on how crops can be protected against larger animals like cranes, geese and wild boars.
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We have two units that focus on plant protection: Agricultural entomology and Forest entomology.
Examples of projects
The large pine weevil, Hylobius abietis
Contact: Göran Nordlander, Helena Bylund, Claes Hellqvist
Spruce bark beetle, Ips typographus
Contact: Martin Schroeder, Åke Lindelöw
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
Mitigating conflicts between conservation and farming: Predicting hotspots of crop damage caused by large grazing birds at national and local level
Contact Johan Månsson
Deer grazing on crop - an underreported phenomenon?
Contact: Petter Kjellander
Mapping food webs for efficient natural control of insects
Can redundant predator communities contribute to stable biological control in the future?
Appeal - Assessment and valuation of Pest suppression Potential through biological control in European Agricultural Landscapes
Appeal - more information about the project