My research interest concerns
conservation of insects and their habitats. Since long I have been
interested in butterflies and moths. My PhD project focuses on the
effect of landscape composition and patterns of species richness. I have
mainly been working with butterflies, moths and solitary bees. I have
studied dispersal and population dynamics of burnet moths and for the
solitary bee Andrena hattorfiana, using mark-recapture techniques.
Further Im interested in following up older species surveys of insects
to predict extinction risks for different species in different
landscapes and relate the change to habitat loss and climate change.
In addition I have been working with the pollination system of the herb Knautia arvensis. I have related flower visitors to fruit set and the relationship between pollen resources and flower visitors. In detail, we have studied the pollen resource required for large bee populations.