My main research interest is in the combination of landscape ecology and conservation biology. In my research I work with biodiversity and ecosystem services and how these can be conserved and promoted in agricultural landscapes. During my PhD studies I focused on the influence of organic farming on farmland biodiversity, such as butterflies, bumblebees, birds and plants, and whether the effect of organic farming differed depending on landscape heterogeneity and proportion of organic farming at a landscape scale.
As a post doc my focus shifted towards the services that the farmland biodiversity provides, mainly pollination and biological control. The majority of my post doc research has been in the Clover project, on pollination and biological control in red clover seed production, but also in the Swedish project SAPES, on sustainable agriculture for biodiversity and ecosystem services, and the EU-project STEP (Status and Trends of European Pollinators). In the SAPES project results from the empirical work are used to model landscape determined pollination services. In the STEP project we are investigating measures to promote pollinators; honeybees, bumble bees, other wild bees and hoverflies.
Right now I work mainly in projects assessing the impacts of neonicotinoid pesticides on bees. Here we aim to provide increased knowledge about how multiple species of bees are affected by common pesticides under real conditions in the agricultural landscape.
(fetched from Lund University's publications database)
- Competition between managed honeybees and wild bumblebees depends on landscape context
- Differences in the strengths of evidence matters in risk–risk trade-offs
- Experimental evidence that honeybees depress wild insect densities in a flowering crop
- Historical change and drivers of insect pest abundances in red clover seed production
- How are biodiversity and dispersal of species affected by the management of roadsides? A systematic map protocol
- Large-scale pollination experiment demonstrates the importance of insect pollination in winter oilseed rape.
- Mass-flowering crops dilute pollinator abundance in agricultural landscapes across Europe
- Non-bee insects are important contributors to global crop pollination.
- Replication, effect sizes and identifying the biological impacts of pesticides on bees under field conditions
- Sparing land for biodiversity at multiple spatial scales
- Bumble bees show trait-dependent vulnerability to landscape simplification
- Delivery of crop pollination services is an insufficient argument for wild pollinator conservation.
- Ecosystem services - current challenges and opportunities for ecological research
- Effects of landscape composition and configuration on pollination in a native herb: a field experiment.
- Field Abundance Patterns and Odor-Mediated Host Choice by Clover Seed Weevils, <i>Apion fulvipes</i> and <i>Apion trifolii</i> (Coleoptera: Apionidae)
- Local and landscape-level floral resources explain effects of wildflower strips on wild bees across four European countries
- Neonicotinoid Insecticides and Their Impacts on Bees: A Systematic Review of Research Approaches and Identification of Knowledge Gaps.
- Seed coating with a neonicotinoid insecticide negatively affects wild bees.
- Trait matching of flower visitors and crops predicts fruit set better than trait diversity
- Early mass-flowering crops mitigate pollinator dilution in late-flowering crops
- Effects of farming intensity, crop rotation and landscape heterogeneity on field bean pollination
- Late-season mass-flowering red clover increases bumble bee queen and male densities
- Optimizing agri-environment schemes for biodiversity, ecosystem services or both?
- A global quantitative synthesis of local and landscape effects on wild bee pollinators in agroecosystems
- Ekosystemtjänster i det skånska jordbrukslandskapet
- Environmental factors driving the effectiveness of European agri-environmental measures in mitigating pollinator loss - a meta-analysis
- Landscape heterogeneity and farming practice alter the species composition and taxonomic breadth of pollinator communities
- Trait-dependent responses of flower-visiting insects to distance to semi-natural grasslands and landscape heterogeneity
- When ecosystem services interact: crop pollination benefits depend on the level of pest control.
- Wild Pollinators Enhance Fruit Set of Crops Regardless of Honey Bee Abundance
- Aphids and their natural enemies are differently affected by habitat features at local and landscape scales
- Bekämpning av klöverspetsvivlar i klöverfröodling: Ny forskning tar hjälp av insekternas kemiska doftspråk
- Characterization of olfactory sensory neurons in the white clover seed weevil, <i>Apion fulvipes</i> (Coleoptera: Apionidae).
- Organic farming improves pollination success in strawberries.
- Biodiversity and the landscape ecology of agri-environment schemes
- Consequences of organic farming and landscape heterogeneity for species richness and abundance of farmland birds.
- Farmland as stopover habitat for migrating birds - effects of organic farming and landscape structure
- Land use intensity and landscape complexity-Analysis of landscape characteristics in an agricultural region in Southern Sweden
- Organic farming at local and landscape scales benefits plant diversity
- Time lags in biodiversity response to farming practice
- Status and Trends of European Pollinators (STEP)
- Control of pest insects in clover seed production using biological methods
Doctoral students and postdocs
Phd students, main supervisor
PhD students, external supervisor
Ola Lundin, SLU