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Chloë Raderschall

Chloë Raderschall
I am a PhD student in the Agricultural Entomology unit studying the ecology of crop protection and pollination in faba beans (Vicia faba).


I study the effects of diversified farming systems at both landscape scale (landscape crop diversity) and field scale (supplementation of wildflower strips and honeybee hives), on ecosystem services such as natural pest control and pollination in faba beans in southern Sweden. For this project I work together with Riccardo Bommarco and Ola Lundin from SLU as well as Hushållningssällskapet in Skåne.

For my last field season I studied how ecosystem services interact under extreme weather events. Specifically, we tested how drought and herbivory affect pollination and yield in faba beans. For this project I worked together with Ola Lundin, Riccardo Bommarco, Giulia Vico and Astrid Taylor.



I obtained tertiary education in both environmental sciences and biology from the Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra, Australia. During my Masters I studied the relationship between the navigational strategies of diurnal and nocturnal bull ants and their visual systems by combining behavioural work with anatomical and neuroanatomical techniques and microscopy. For fieldwork, I employed a novel insect tracking method using differential GPS as well as high-resolution filming.


Following my Masters I did an internship at the at the Swiss Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL) in Frick, where I was involved in 1) testing biological regulation measures against the spotted-wing drosophila (Drosophila suzukii) 2) assisting the development of a biological repellent made from essential oils against pollen beetles in oilseed rape and 3) assessing the use of wildflower strips in organic apple orchards to promote natural pest control. ​

Selected publications


In press. Raderschall CA, Bommarco R, Lindström SAM. & Lundin O. Landscape crop diversity and semi-natural habitat affect crop pollinators, pollination benefit and yield. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment.  

In press. Raderschall CA, Vico G, Lundin O, Taylor A. & Bommarco, R. Water stress and insect herbivory interactively reduce crop yield while the insect pollination benefit is conserved. Global Change Biology. 

2016. Raderschall CA, 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

2015. Schultheiss P, Raderschall CA, & Narendra A. Follower ants in a tandem run are not always naïve, Scientific Reports, 5:10747, doi:1038/srep10747

2014. Jayatilaka P, Raderschall CA, Narendra A & Zeil J. Individual foraging patterns of the jack jumper ant, Myrmecia croslandi. Myrmecological News 19: 75-83

2013. Narendra A, Alkaladi A, Raderschall CA, Robson SKA & Ribi WA. Compound eye adaptations for diurnal and nocturnal lifestyle in the intertidal ant, Polyrhachis sokolova. PLoS ONE 8: e76015

2013. Narendra A, Raderschall CA & Robson SKA. Homing abilities of the Australian intertidal ant, Polyrhachis sokolova. Journal of Experimental Biology 216: 3674-3681

2013. Smolka J, Raderschall CA & Hemmi JM. 2013. Flicker is part of a multi-cue response criterion in fiddler crab predator avoidance. Journal of Experimental Biology 216: 1219-1224

2013. Narendra A, Reid SF & Raderschall CA. 2013. Navigational efficiency of nocturnal Myrmecia ants suffers at low light levels. PLoS ONE 8: e58801

2011. Raderschall CA, Magrath RD & Hemmi JM. 2011. Habituation under natural conditions: model predators are distinguished by approach direction. Journal of Experimental Biology 214: 4209-4216. Featured: Cover



Other publications:

2019. Raderschall, CA. & Lundin, O. Bin och humlor lyfter skörden av åkerböna. Lantmannen 7/8: 65.

2018. Santana P., Raderschall, CA., Maia Rodrigues R. & Oliveira D. Floral color change and its implications to insect pollination in Lantana undulata Schrank on Cardoso Island, Southwest Brazil. In book: Annals of the XII International Pollination Course. Publisher: Editora Cubo

2018. Lundin, O., Raderschall, CA., Bommarco, R. & Lindström, SM. 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


Postdoctor at the Department of Plant Protection Biology
Postal address:
Växtskyddsbiologi, Box 190
234 22 LOMMA
Visiting address: Sundsvägen 16, Alnarp