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Marco Tasin

Marco Tasin
My main interest is to promote a transition towards a sustainable food production. Through an active co-learning program with stakeholders, we aim at implementing conservation practices, semio-chemicals and functional agro-biodiversity within cropping systems.


Agroecology Basics LB0078 (Course leader)

Odlingsystem i trädgårdsföretag BI1143 (Plant protection part)

Urban agriculture and social interaction LK0212  (Plant protection part)


Current projects:
•Study of the synergy between semiochemicals and flower strips on biological control of aphids and leafrollers (Formas, Core Organic)

•Effect of landscape and orchard management on pollination and biological control (Biodiversa)

•Design of new orchard system in collaboration with end-users (C-IPM)

•Development of a new attract & reward formulation to enhance biological control in apple and cereals



Gunda Thöming, Nibio, Ås, Norway

Sergio Angeli, Univ. of Bolzano, Italy

Markus Kelderer, Laimburg, Italy

Peter Hämbäck, Stockholm University, Sweden

Lene Sisgaard, Copenhagen University, Denmark

Aude Alaphilippe and Sylvaine Simon, INRA Gotheron, France

Marcos Minarro, SERIDA Villaviciosa, Spain

Eduardo Fuentes Contrera, UniTalca, Chile

Annette Herz, CJulius Kühn-Institut, Darmstadt, Germany

Alan Knight, USDA Wapato, USA

Mario Porcel, AGROSAVIA, Villavicencio, Colombia


MSc, BSc and PhD students

Selected publications

Samnegård U, Alins G, Boreux V, Bosch J, García D, Happe A, Klein A, Miñarro M, Mody K, Porcel M, Rodrigo A, Roquer-Beni L, Tasin M & Hambäck P (2019) Management trade-offs on ecosystem services in apple orchards across Europe: direct and indirect effects of organic farming. Journal of Applied Ecology.

Figueroa I, Bautista V, Larsson Herrera S, Abigail W, Ortuño Casto N, Tasin M & Dekker T (2019) The potential of locally sustainable food baits and traps against the Mediterranean fruit fly Ceratitis capitata in Bolivia. - Pest Management Science. doi:

Pålsson J, Thöming G, Silva R, Porcel M, Dekker T & Tasin M (2019) Recruiting on the Spot: A Biodegradable Formulation for Lacewings to Trigger Biological Control of Aphids. Insects 10: 6.

Happe A-K, Alins G, Blüthgen N, Boreux V, Bosch J, García D, Hambäck PA, Klein A-M, Martínez-Sastre R, Miñarro M, Müller A-K, Porcel M, Roquer-Beni L, Samnegård U, Tasin M & Mody K (2019) Predatory arthropods in apple orchards across Europe: Responses to agricultural management, adjacent habitat, landscape composition and country. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 273: 141-150. doi:

Cahenzli F, Sigsgaard L, Daniel C, Herz A, Jamar L, Kelderer M, Kramer Jacobsen S, Kruczyńska D, Matray S, Porcel M, Sekrecka M, Swiergiel W, Tasin M, Telfser J & Pfiffner L (2019) Perennial flower strips for pest control in organic apple orchards - A pan-European study. Agriculture Ecosystems & Environment.

Pfiffner L, Cahenzli F, Steinemann B, Jamar L, Chor Bjørn M, Porcel M, Tasin M, Telfser J, Kelderer M, Lisek J & Sigsgaard L (2019) Design, implementation and management of perennial flower strips to promote functional agrobiodiversity in organic apple orchards: a pan-European study. Agriculture Ecosystems & Environment.

Knight AL, Mujica V, Larsson Herrera S & Tasin  M (2019) Addition of Terpenoids to Pear Ester Plus Acetic Acid Increases Catches of Codling Moth (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae). Journal of Applied Entomology. DOI:

Penvern S, Fernique S, Cardona A, Herz A, Ahrenfeldt EJ, Dufils A, Jamar L, Korsgaard M, Kruczynska D, Matray S, Ozolina-Pole L, Porcel M, Ralle B, Steinemann B, Swiergiel W, Tasin M, Telfser J, Warlop F & Sigsgaard L (2019) Farmers' management of functional biodiversity goes beyond pest management in organic European apple orchards. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 284.

Swiergiel W, Manduric S, Rämert B, Porcel M & Tasin M (2019) Development of Sustainable Plant Protection Programs Through Multi-actor Co-innovation: an 8-year Case Study in Swedish Apple Production. Journal of Cleaner Production 234, 1178-1191.

Knight AL, Mujica V, Larsson Herrera S & Tasin  M (2019). Monitoring Codling Moth (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) with a Four-component Volatile Blend compared to a sex pheromone-based blend. Journal of Applied Entomology. 10.1111/jen.12682

Herz A, Cahenzli F, Penvern S, Pfiffner L, Tasin M and Sigsgaard L Managing floral resources in apple orchards for pest control: ideas, experiences and future directions. Insects.

Porcel M, Andersson G, Pålsson J, Tasin M (2018) Organic management in apple orchards: higher impacts on biological control than on pollination. Journal of Applied Ecology. doi:10.1111/1365-2664.13247

Tasin M, Larsson Herrera S, Knight AL, Barros-Parada W, Fuentes-Contreras E, Pertot I (2018) Volatiles of grape inoculated with microorganisms: modulation of grapevine moth oviposition and field attraction. Microbial Ecology. doi:

Knudsen G, Norli HR, Tasin M (2017) The ratio between field attractive and background volatiles encodes host-plant recognition in a specialist moth Frontiers in Plant Science 8:2206. doi:10.3389/fpls.2017.02206

Giacomuzzi V, Cappellin L, Khomenko I, Biasioli F, Schütz S, Tasin M, Knight A, Angel S 2016. Emission of volatile compounds from apple plants infested with pandemis heparana larvae, antennal response of conspecific adults, and preliminary field trial. J Chem Ecol 42, 1265–1280.

Ondiaka S, Migiro L, Rur M, Birgersson G, Porcel M, Ramert B & Tasin M (2016): Sunflower as a trap crop for the European tarnished plant bug (Lygus rugulipennis). - Journal of Applied Entomology 140: 453-461. doi:10.1111/jen.12273.

Knudsen GK & Tasin M (2015): Spotting the invaders: A monitoring system based on plant volatiles to forecast apple fruit moth attacks in apple orchards. - Basic and Applied Ecology 16: 354-364. doi:10.1016/j.baae.2015.03.006.

Porcel M, Sjoberg P, Swiergiel W, Dinwiddie R, Ramert B & Tasin M (2015): Mating disruption of Spilonota ocellana and other apple orchard tortricids using a multispecies reservoir dispenser. - Pest Management Science 71: 562-570. doi:10.1002/ps.3844.

Sjoberg P, Swiergiel W, Neupane D, Lennartsson E, Thierfelder T, Tasin M & Ramert B (2015): Evaluation of temperature sum models and timing of Quassia amara (Simaroubaceae) wood-chip extract to control apple sawfly (Hoplocampa testudinea Klug) in Sweden. - Journal of Pest Science 88: 301-310. doi:10.1007/s10340-014-0616-0.



Non employee at the Department of Plant Protection Biology
Telephone: +4640415320
Postal address:
Växtskyddsbiologi, Box 190
234 22 LOMMA
Visiting address: Sundsvägen 16, Alnarp