I am an associate professor of chemical ecology at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. I am interested in chemically mediated interactions between organisms, like host finding and sexual communication. My specialism is the understanding of microbial signals on plant-insect interactions.
My current research efforts involve the model insect Drosophila melanogaster and the control of the fruit pest Drosophila suzukii. I am subject editor for the Journal of Pest Science and review editor for Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution.
Since 2006, I have worked on insect sensory physiology and behaviour and aim to combine basic research with the development of sustainable control methods for horticultural and agricultural pest insects.