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Entomology is the scientific study of insects, a branch of zoology.

There are 53 pages tagged with Entomology:

Mats Jonsell, Forest entomology

Mats Jonsell is an expert on forest entomology. He studies insects and nature conservation issues in forests.

Report regulated pests

If you suspect an attack by a quarantine pest, you are obliged to report it to the Swedish Board of Agriculture by filling in a report form. Here you will also find more information about new and


Larger projects that SLU Risk assessment of plant pests works with. Assessing the confidence in pest freedom gained in the past pine wood nematode surveys Quarantine pests are surveyed with the aim

Assignments and publications

Here you can find examples of assignments and publications that SLU Risk assessment of plant pests are working with. Risk assessments Risk assessments are frequently conducted as so-called Pest Risk

SLU Risk assessment of plant pests

We perform independent analyses which will provide support to the Swedish Board of Agriculture in their effort to counter the damage of non-indigenous pests.


We work at the SLU Centre for Biological Control. Please contact us if you have questions about our business or would like to discuss research collaborations, orders or inquiries! Johan Stenberg

Biodiversity and conservation biological control with insects and arachnids

Natural enemies of crop pests often have a large effect on pest populations. Research that CBC has participated in has shown that natural enemies can reduce crop losses due to bird cherry oat aphids

Chemical communication between plants, microbes and insects

Insect pests use chemical signals (semiochemicals) to find food, hosts and mates. Accordingly, chemical communication can be used as a target for pest control. The application of semiochemicals


CBC develops knowledge about biological control, to use living organisms to control pests.

Centre for Biological Control (CBC)

We contribute to the development of new knowledge concerning the use of living organisms to control pests and diseases.

Jan Pettersson’s donation

In honor of Professor Emeritus Jan Pettersson, who passed away in August 2017, a scholarship fund has been established. The travel stipends are intended for PhD students at SLU with projects related

About insect Ecology

Insects are many, important and diverse. Among other things, they recycle nutrients, disperse seeds, transmit disease, pollinate our crops – and eat part of them, too. They also provide food to many