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Department of Ecology

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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

Agricultural entomology

Insects are many and diverse. They drive key ecological processes in the agricultural landscape such pollination, herbivore regulation and decomposition. Many are beneficial, but some are problematic

Ecosystem services in agriculture

The Bommarco lab empirically and theoretically explores ecosystem functions in insect-plant-soil food webs in agricultural ecosystems. We apply this to crop production, pest control and pollination.

Cropping systems

The Bommarco lab analyses how diversified farming affects crop yield and ecosystem functions in crop production. We assess options for adaptation and mitigation of climate change and biodiversity

Bommarco lab

We study insect and plant ecology in agriculture. We explore how farming practices, land use and climate affect biodiversity and ecosystem functions such as crop yield, pest regulation and

Weed seed predation depends on agricultural intensity

Field management intensity weakens the ecosystem service of weed seed predation. This is shown by SLU researchers in a new study. In addition, a new metric was developed that can assess the strength

Vapenflugan i människans tjänst

Can one small fly help us solve three big problems? Researchers at SLU and the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture in Benin think so! The Black soldier fly lives naturally in tropical

Department of Ecology

How can we manage forests and land without threating biodiversity and ruining ecosystem services? These divergent goals require a broad understanding of ecological interactions in nature.

Kick-off for the new Interdisciplinary Adacemy

In November, SLU's new Interdisciplinary Academy (IDA) makes its official start. Two projects and eleven researchers are admitted to the academy. Together, they represent nine departments, all four

Wild boar can reduce soil decomposer abundance and affect soil nutrients in boreal forests

In forests, wild boar rooting patches are clearly visible, but it is not as easy to see how they affect life in the soil. Now SLU can show that the wild boar reduces the number of soil mites, small

Future analysis of the management of urban forests

Future analysis of the management of urban forests viktor.karlsson@slu.se The webinar series on urban forests, arranged by SLU Urban Futures and Future Forests, closes the autumn webinars with a

World Soil Day 2022: ”Soils, where food begins”

World Soil Day 2022: ”Soils, Where food begins” amanda.oberg@slu.se Agricultural soils are the foundation of our food supply. But to keep our soils capable of delivering such an important ecosystem