Lehrstuhl für Tierökologie und Tropenbiologie

Dr. Chloë Raderschall

Dr. Chloë Raderschall

Department of Plant Protection Biology
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU)
Sundsvägen 16
230 53 Alnarp

  • effects of massflowering crops on insect pollinator communities 
  • landscape crop diversity effects on beneficial arthropods and ecosystem services in agricultural landscapes
  • effects of flower strips on beneficial arthropods and ecosystem services in agricultural landscapes
  • ecosystem service interactions under climate change
  • competition between managed honeybees and wild bees
  • legacy effects of agricultural diversification strategies on biodiversity
  • insect pollination dependency of faba bean and lupins under impacts of water stress, herbivory and weed pressures

Current projects:

Safeguard - safeguarding European wild pollinators, funded by EU Horizon 2020 (2021-2025).

Past projects:

 IMPULSE-project: Fostering the organic cultivation of grain legumes; a multi-scale feasability study for soy bean and lupin production in Sweden funded by FORMAS and lead by Alexander Menegat, Department of Crop production ecology, SLU, Sweden.Specifically, I was involved in testing the interactive effects between insect pollination and weed pressure on lupin yield of five different varieties grown in two regions in Sweden (Gotland and Uppland).

"Optimized pollination of field beans (Vicia faba minor) for sustainable supply of plant protein", funded by Formas to Ola Lundin, Department of Ecology, SLU, Sweden. Specifically, I was involved in testing the interactive effects between insect pollination, weed pressure and fungal infection on faba bean yield and bumblebee visitation rate.

"Ecobeans - The importance of insect pollination for field bean yield", funded by SLU EkoForsk and lead by Riccardo Bommarco, Department of Ecology, SLU, Sweden. Specifically, we tested the effects of sown annual flower strips and supplemented honeybee hives on densities of beneficial insects (pollinators and natural enemies of pests), pests, and ecosystem services (pollination, natural pest control and yield) in faba bean fields.


Education/ Academic summary:

Since 2022 Postdoc, Department of Animal Ecology and Tropical Biology, University of Würzburg, Germany.

2021 Research Associate, Department of Ecology, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Uppsala, Sweden.

2017-2021 PhD, Department of Ecology, Agricultural Entomology unit,  SLU, Uppsala, Sweden. Thesis title: Diversified agroecosystems for biodiversity and ecosystem services 

2012-2014 MPhil. Research School of Biology, Ecological Neuroscience Group, The Australian National University (ANU), Canberra, Australia. Thesis title: Vision and navigation in nocturnal ants 

2010 BSc with First class Honours. Research school of Biological Sciences, ANU, Canberra, Australia. Thesis title: Habituation in fiddler crabs: Visual cues that distinguish harmless from dangerous  events

2007-2009 Bachelor of Science in Zoology and Sustainability Sciences. Department of Botany and Zoology, ANU, Canberra, Australia.

2007-2009 Complementary studies in drawing, printmaking and glass. ANU School of Art, Canberra, Australia.

Professional experience:

2016 Internship, FiBL (Research Institute of Organic Agriculture), Departments of Crop Sciences and International Cooperation , Frick, Switzerland.

2015 Field Ecologist, Biosis – Leaders in Ecology and Heritage Consulting, Canberra, Australia.

2011‐12  Field work officer, Research School of Biological Sciences, ANU, Canberra, Australia.


in press. Santana, P.C., Raderschall, C.A., Maia, R., Ellis, A.G. & Brito, V. Retention of colour-changed flowers increases pollinator attraction to Lantana undulata inflorescences. Flora.

2022. Raderschall, C.A., Lundin O., Aguilera, G., Lindström, S.A.M. & Bommarco, R. Legacy of landscape crop diversity enhances carabid beetle species richness and promotes granivores. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment, 340:108191

2022. Riggi, L., Raderschall, C.A. & Lundin, O. Insect pest damage increases faba bean (Vicia faba) yield components but only in the absence of insect pollination. Ecology and Evolution. 12:e8686.

2022. Raderschall, C.A., Lundin O., Lindström, S.A.M. & Bommarco, R. Annual flower strips and honeybee hive supplementation differently affect arthropod guilds and ecosystem services in a mass-flowering crop. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment, 326:107754

2021. Bommarco, R., Lindström, S.A.M., Raderschall, C.A., Gagic, V. & Lundin O. Flower strips enhance bumble bee queens and males in landscapes with few honey bee hives. Biological Conservation, 263: 109363

2021. Lundin, O. & Raderschall, C.A. Landscape complexity benefits bumble bee visitation in faba bean (Vicia faba minor L.) but crop productivity is not pollinator-dependent. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment, 314: 107417

2021. Raderschall CA, Bommarco R, Lindström SAM. & Lundin O. Landscape crop diversity and semi-natural habitat affect crop pollinators, pollination benefit and yield. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment, 306: 107189 

2021. Raderschall CA, Vico G, Lundin O, Taylor A. & Bommarco, R. Water stress and insect herbivory interactively reduce crop yield while the insect pollination benefit is conserved. Global Change Biology, 27(1): 71-83,  doi.org/10.1111/gcb.15386 

2016. Raderschall CA, Narendra A, & Zeil J. Head roll stabilisation in the nocturnal bull ant Myrmecia pyriformis: Implications for visual navigation, Journal of Experimental Biology, 219: 1449-1457, doi: 10.1242/jeb.134049

2015. Schultheiss P, Raderschall CA, & Narendra A. Follower ants in a tandem run are not always naïve, Scientific Reports, 5:10747, doi:1038/srep10747

2014. Jayatilaka P, Raderschall CA, Narendra A & Zeil J. Individual foraging patterns of the jack jumper ant, Myrmecia croslandi. Myrmecological News 19: 75-83

2013. Narendra A, Alkaladi A, Raderschall CA, Robson SKA & Ribi WA. Compound eye adaptations for diurnal and nocturnal lifestyle in the intertidal ant, Polyrhachis sokolova. PLoS ONE 8: e76015

2013. Narendra A, Raderschall CA & Robson SKA. Homing abilities of the Australian intertidal ant, Polyrhachis sokolova. Journal of Experimental Biology 216: 3674-3681

2013. Smolka J, Raderschall CA & Hemmi JM. 2013. Flicker is part of a multi-cue response criterion in fiddler crab predator avoidance. Journal of Experimental Biology 216: 1219-1224

2013. Narendra A, Reid SF & Raderschall CA. 2013. Navigational efficiency of nocturnal Myrmecia ants suffers at low light levels. PLoS ONE 8: e58801

2011. Raderschall CA, Magrath RD & Hemmi JM. 2011. Habituation under natural conditions: model predators are distinguished by approach direction. Journal of Experimental Biology 214: 4209-4216. Featured: Cover

Other publications:

2019. Raderschall, CA. & Lundin, O. Bin och humlor lyfter skörden av åkerböna. Lantmannen 7/8: 65.

2018. Santana P., Raderschall, CA., Maia Rodrigues R. & Oliveira D. Floral color change and its implications to insect pollination in Lantana undulata Schrank on Cardoso Island, Southwest Brazil. In book: Annals of the XII International Pollination Course. Publisher: Editora Cubo

2018. Lundin, O., Raderschall, CA., Bommarco, R. & Lindström, SM. Pollinering och växtskydd lyfter skörden i åkerbönor. Arvensis 1: 30-31.

2018. Daniel, C., Raderschall, C., Cahenzli, F., Formulierungen von ätherischen Ölen zur Regulierung des Rapsglanzkäfers (Meligethes spp.). Mitteilungen der Deutschen Gesellschaft für allgemeine und angewandte Entomologie: 21: 153-156