Crop- insect pest - natural enemy interactions using winter oilseed rape as a study system. We are interested in how landscape effects and local management such as row- and strip intercropping with legumes (e.g. clovers, faba bean and pea) are modulating these interactions. This project is in collaboration with Peter Anderson, Mattias Larsson, Ola Lundin, the Cropping Systems Ecology unit and the Plant Protection centre of the Swedish Board of Agriculture. Funded by Formas (2022-2024)
Integrated pest and pollinator management (IPPM) for sustainable plant protein production. Led by Ola Lundin and in collaboration with Åsa Grimberg and Mattias Larsson. Funded by Formas (2023-2025).
During my PhD at the SLU Department of Ecology in Riccardo Bommarco's group, I studied the effects of diversified farming systems at both landscape scale (landscape crop diversity) and field scale (supplementation of wildflower strips and honeybee hives), on natural pest control and insect pollination in faba bean in southern Sweden. For this project we worked in collaboration with Hushållningssällskapet in Skåne. I also experimentally tested how climate change stressors such as water stress and increased herbivory interact with insect pollination and crop yield.
"Safeguard- safeguarding European wild pollinators" project funded by EU Horizon 2020 (2021-2025). How mass-flowering crops in the landscape shape wild pollinator communities in different habitats within agricultural landscapes.
Optimized pollination of field beans (Vicia faba minor) for sustainable supply of plant protein. Funded by Formas to Ola Lundin. Interactive effects among insect pollination, weed cover and fungicide treatment on faba bean yield and bumblebee visitation behaviour.
Interactive effects of insect pollination and weed infestation in different lupin cultivars as part of the IMPULSE-project: Fostering the organic cultivation of grain legumes; a multi-scale feasability study for soy bean and lupin production in Sweden funded by FORMAS and lead by Alexander Menegat.
I am currently contributing with individual lectures to the following courses:
BI1283- Environmental Issues in Crop production (Agroecology students year 2)
BI1394- Basic Ecology
Since 2023 Postdoctoral researcher in the Chemical Ecology- Agriculture unit at the SLU Department of Plant Protection Biology, Alnarp.
2022 Postoctoral researcher at the University of Würzburg, Department of Animal ecology and Tropical biology. Advisor: Ingolf Steffan-Dewenter
2017-2021 PhD in the Agricultural Entomology unit at the SLU Department of Ecology, Uppsala. Supervisors: Riccardo Bommarco, Ola Lundin, Astrid Taylor
2016 Internship at the Swiss Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL), Frick
2012-2014 MPhil in Sensory ecology at the Research School of Biological Sciences, The Australian National University, Canberra
2011-2012 Field work officer at the Research school of Biological Sciences, The Australian National University, Canberra
2007-2010 BSc with first class Honours at the Department of Ecology, Evolution and Genetics, The Australian National University, Canberra
Students interested in writing their thesis on crop protection against insects, insect pollination and beneficial insects or diversified cropping systems are welcome to contact me.
2022. Santana, P.C., Raderschall, C.A., Maia, R., Ellis, A.G. & Brito, V. Retention of colour-changed flowers increases pollinator attraction to Lantana undulata inflorescences. Flora, 296:152152
2022. Raderschall, C.A., Lundin O., Aguilera, G., Lindström, S.A.M. & Bommarco, R. Legacy of landscape crop diversity enhances carabid beetle species richness and promotes granivores. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment, 340:108191
2022. Riggi, L., Raderschall, C.A. & Lundin, O. Insect pest damage increases faba bean (Vicia faba) yield components but only in the absence of insect pollination. Ecology and Evolution. 12:e8686.
2022. Raderschall, C.A., Lundin O., Lindström, S.A.M. & Bommarco, R. Annual flower strips and honeybee hive supplementation differently affect arthropod guilds and ecosystem services in a mass-flowering crop. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment, 326:107754
2021. Bommarco, R., Lindström, S.A.M., Raderschall, C.A., Gagic, V. & Lundin O. Flower strips enhance bumble bee queens and males in landscapes with few honey bee hives. Biological Conservation, 263: 109363
2021. Lundin, O. & Raderschall, C.A. Landscape complexity benefits bumble bee visitation in faba bean (Vicia faba minor L.) but crop productivity is not pollinator-dependent. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment, 314: 107417
2021. Raderschall C.A., Bommarco R, Lindström S.A.M. & Lundin O. Landscape crop diversity and semi-natural habitat affect crop pollinators, pollination benefit and yield. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment, 306: 107189
2021. Raderschall C.A., Vico G, Lundin O, Taylor A.R. & Bommarco, R. Water stress and insect herbivory interactively reduce crop yield while the insect pollination benefit is conserved. Global Change Biology, 27(1): 71-83, doi.org/10.1111/gcb.15386
2016. Raderschall C.A., Narendra A, & Zeil J. Head roll stabilisation in the nocturnal bull ant Myrmecia pyriformis: Implications for visual navigation, Journal of Experimental Biology, 219: 1449-1457, doi: 10.1242/jeb.134049
2013. Narendra A, Alkaladi A, Raderschall C.A., Robson S.K.A & Ribi W.A. Compound eye adaptations for diurnal and nocturnal lifestyle in the intertidal ant, Polyrhachis sokolova. PLoS ONE 8: e76015
2013. Narendra A, Raderschall C.A. & Robson S.K.A. Homing abilities of the Australian intertidal ant, Polyrhachis sokolova. Journal of Experimental Biology 216: 3674-3681
2013. Narendra A, Reid S.F. & Raderschall C.A. 2013. Navigational efficiency of nocturnal Myrmecia ants suffers at low light levels. PLoS ONE 8: e58801
2011. Raderschall C.A., Magrath R.D. & Hemmi J.M. 2011. Habituation under natural conditions: model predators are distinguished by approach direction. Journal of Experimental Biology 214: 4209-4216. Featured: Cover
2019. Raderschall, C.A. & Lundin, O. Bin och humlor lyfter skörden av åkerböna. Lantmannen 7/8: 65.
2018. Lundin, O., Raderschall, C.A., Bommarco, R. & Lindström, S.A.M. Pollinering och växtskydd lyfter skörden i åkerbönor. Arvensis 1: 30-31.
2018. Daniel, C., Raderschall, C., Cahenzli, F., Formulierungen von ätherischen Ölen zur Regulierung des Rapsglanzkäfers (Meligethes spp.). Mitteilungen der Deutschen Gesellschaft für allgemeine und angewandte Entomologie: 21: 153-156