We want to understand how insects adapt olfactory-mediated behavior to a changing environment by phenotypic and genotypic modulation, from individual adaptation to evolutionary change.
The knowledge of behaviorally active chemicals and their perception can be brought to application as safe and powerful tools to control and monitor insect populations.
In order to reach the goal we study the modulation of the insect response to chemical signals at behavioural, ecological and evolutionary time scales. Methods range from molecular biology to landscape scale manipulation of behaviour.
An initiative funded by:
The Swedish Research Council for Environment (Vetenskaps-rådet), Agricultural Sciences and Spatial Planning (Formas) and The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU).