The professorship should focus on the ecology and dynamics of insect populations. Of particular interest is basic understanding of the population processes affecting distribution and abundance and how these processes interact with changing environmental conditions. Understanding of how population growth can be controlled is also central.
The professor will develop and lead an eminent research group with the ability to attract external financing. This includes taking advantage of opportunities for collaboration within and outside the department. The professor is expected to carry out research and other activities with a clear connection to the applied part of the insect research in the Department of Ecology, e.g. conservation biology, agricultural and forest entomology. The professor in Insect Ecology is also expected to contribute to the strengthening of cooperation between entomologists and ecologists in and outside the department.