Lars B. Pettersson
I work with ecological and evolutionary aspects of conservation biology with a particular focus on butterflies and moths. I coordinate the Swedish butterfly monitoring scheme since it was initiated in 2010. This research involves quantifying trends in butterfly abundance using TRIM indices both within Sweden and by collaborating with other European monitoring schemes.
I also have a strong interest in butterfly and moth diversity in the agricultural landscape and the relation between land management and diversity patterns. Examples of such research include moth diversity in relation to organic farming (pdf; kB) and the influence of landscape parameters on butterfly and moth diversity.
Using historical data, I collaborate with Swedish and German colleagues to explore nationwide colonization patterns of Swedish Lepidopterans and relate these to species-specific traits.
Additionally, I also work with phenotypic plasticity and population differentiation in terrestrial and aquatic organisms. These studies address the evolution of growth and anti-predator strategies, using a suite of methods from physiological and chemical ecology as well as research on behavioural syndromes.
Finally, I teach the undergraduate courses Field Faunistics which has a focus on knowledge of species, species identification techniques, and applications of faunistics in conservation work, and Conservation Biology - theory, applications and evidence based methods an internet-based course focusing on evidence-based conservation. I am course organiser for both these courses (Conservation Biology shared with Nils Cronberg).
Retrieved from Lund University's publications database
- Butterfly monitoring using systematically placed transects in contrasting climatic regions - Exploring an established spatial design for sampling
- Climate regulation, energy provisioning and water purification : Quantifying ecosystem service delivery of bioenergy willow grown on riparian buffer zones using life cycle assessment
- Rapid changes in genetic architecture of behavioural syndromes following colonization of a novel environment.
- Unifying European Biodiversity Informatics (Bio Unify)
- Compliance in a world of limited choices
- Habitat preferences and conservation of the Marbled Jewel Beetle Poecilonota variolosa (Buprestidae)
- Land-use changes, farm management and the decline of butterflies associated with semi-natural grasslands in southern Sweden
- Micro-climate determines oviposition site selection and abundance in the butterfly Pyrgus armoricanus at its northern range margin
- Predator faunas past and present: quantifying the influence of waterborne cues in divergent ecotypes of the isopod Asellus aquaticus
- Swedish Butterfly Monitoring Scheme, annual report for 2012
- The European Grassland Butterfly Indicator: 1990–2011
- Transient peak in moth diversity as a response to organic farming
- With that diet, you will go far: trait-based analysis reveals a link between rapid range expansion and a nitrogen-favoured diet
- Changes in behavioural trait integration following rapid ecotype divergence in an aquatic isopod.
- Nationell övervakning av dagfjärilar slår igenom
- Nattfjärilsdiversitet i jordbrukslandskapet: markanvändning som en nyckel till ökad mångfald i slättbygd
- Storfjärilar som ökar sin utbredning: nytillskotten i storfjärilsfaunan i sydligaste Sverige under perioden 1973-2009
- Swedish Butterfly Monitoring Scheme, annual report for 2010
- Välkommen med i Svensk Dagfjärilsövervakning 2011
- Biogeografisk uppföljning - förslag till variabler, indikatorer och datainsamling för delsystem fjärilar
- Picking personalities apart: estimating the influence of predation, sex and body size on boldness in the guppy Poecilia reticulata
- The effect of high temperatures on seed germination of one native and two introduced conifers in Patagonia
- Range expansion in Swedish Lepidopterans (ogether with UFZ Halle, Linnaeus University, and University of Gävle)
- Moth diversity in short rotation coppices
- Phenotypic plasticity and population differentiation in aquatic habitats (together with University of St Andrews)
- Nattfjärilsdiversitet i jordbrukslandskapet (the Swedish Board of Agriculture)
Doctoral students and postdocs
PhD students, assistant supervisor
Downloads & links
- The Swedish butterfly Monitoring Scheme
- Species-based registers to the Field guide to the moths of Great Britain and Ireland (Waring et al. 2003) (pdf; 47 kb) and Concise guide to the moths of Great Britain and Ireland (Townsend et al. 2007) (pdf; 37 kb).
- Oikos Editorial Office