We study the population, community and behavioral ecology of interacting species in fragmented and changing landscapes. Our main research system is the parasitoids associated with the Glanville fritillary butterfly Melitaea cinxia in Finland.
Highlights from recent publications
Kahilainen, A., van Nouhuys, S., Schulz, T. & Saastamoinen, M. 2018
Metapopulation dynamics in a changing climate: Increasing spatial synchrony in weather conditions drives metapopulation synchrony of a butterfly inhabiting a fragmented landscape. PDF
Global Change Biology, doi:10.1111/gcb.14280
Reudler J. H., van Nouhuys, S. 2018
The roles of foraging environment, host species and host diet for a generalist pupal parasitoid. PDF
Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata, 10.1111/eea.12657For a generalist parasitoid, host species isn’t very important, but the plant species is, and so is the surrounding environment.