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Ida Karlsson

Researcher at the Dept. of Crop Production Ecology. My research interest is microbial ecology in agricultural systems. I am specifically studying the interaction between plant pathogens, plants, beneficial microorganisms and agricultural practices. I am also working with the official Swedish variety testing.


· HeRo – Healthy Roots: Development of tools for selecting resilient wheat varieties with focus on the root system (SLU Grogrund, 2020-2022)
· Fostering organic cultivation of grain legumes; a multi-scale feasibility study for soybean and lupin production in Sweden (Formas, 2019-2022)
· Preparing for plant protection risks in maize cropping systems in a warmer climate (SLU Platform plant protection, 2019-2020)
· Electronic nose for detection of Fusarium fungi and mycotoxins in cereals (Lantmännen, 2019)
· Protists for soil disease suppressiveness (Formas, 2016-2019, project leader)
· Half the surface tilled – using row hoeing and under-sown subsidiary crops (2018-)
· Cereal leaf microflora in different agricultural production systems – implications for biological control of Fusarium (2011-2015, PhD project)


· 2020- Chair of the cereal technology group
2020- National consultation group on molds and mycotoxins
 2018-2019 Focus group plant protection in cereal crops - mycotoxin-producing fungi


· 2019- Researcher, Dept. of Crop Production Ecology, SLU
· 2017-2019 Post doctor, Dept. of Forest Mycology and Plant Pathology, SLU
· 2016-2017 Post doctor, Utrecht university, The Netherlands
· 2015 PhD, Dept. of Crop Production Ecology, SLU
· 2011 Master in molecular biology, Lund university

Selected publications

See publication list at Google Scholar.