What I work with
My research interest is focused on how insects use chemical signals to find mates and host plants. I am using moths and beetles as model systems to study both basic and applied aspects of insect chemical ecology.
I am teaching in undergraduate courses on chemical ecology, sensory biology and animal ecology.
Born 1972 in Växjö, Sweden. Studied biology at Lund University where I got my B.Sc. in 1998. Received my Ph.D. in chemical ecology and ecotoxicology at the same university in 2002 (thesis title Disruption of moth mating behaviour by olfactory and auditory cues). I spent a few years abroad as a postdoc (USA 2003-2005, Japan 2006) before returning back to Lund.
My latest publications
- Pheromone-based pest control in Scandinavian strawberry production
- Chemical ecology of obligate pollination mutualisms
- Control of pest insects in clover seed production using biological methods
- Host-race formation in the browntail moth
- Pheromones for monitoring and control of insects in spruce seed orchards
- The PheroBio project (Pheromone monitoring of Biodiversity)
Doctoral student, assistant supervisor
- Veronica Hederström (SLU)