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We are ecophysiologists interested in how animals (primarily insects) are adapted to survive in environments characterized by strong seasonality. Our main research topics include hypometabolism, diapause energetics, cold tolerance and biological timing mechanisms. We are also interested in invasive pest biology, mainly since invading insects often are excellent models with which to study basic processes in ecology and evolutionary biology.
Our main study organisms can be seen in the pictures above and include a number of insects, most notably the green-veined white butterfly (Pieris napi), the orange-tip butterfly (Anthocharis cardamines), the Colorado potato beetle (Leptinotarsa decemlineata), the pine processionary moth (Thaumetopoea pityocampa) and the wonderful cerambycid beetle Cacosceles newmanii.