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