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

There are 55 pages tagged with Entomology:

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

Centre for Biological Control (CBC)

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

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.


We work at 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 Director

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.

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


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

Insect biodiversity

To understand global biodiversity, we need to understand global insect biodiversity. A main part of all species are insects, and those species which are not insects themselves will at least interact

LIFEPLAN: A planetary inventory of life

LIFEPLAN is an ambitious project aimed to generate the data, methods and conceptual synthesis needed for a new understanding of global biodiversity. To this end, we have teamed up with research teams

Forest Entomology

Insects cause substantial damage to forests. Bark beetles and pine weevils are two examples. At the same time insects provide services that make forests less vulnerable to disturbances. Our mission