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Cassandra Vogel

Cassandra Vogel
I'm a postdoc researching the resilience of biological pest control to climate change. To do this, I explore the climatic niches of natural enemy communities, and how natural enemies respond to different conditions, such as those induced by landscape-scale landuse differences and local field management by farmers. Overall, I hope my research can contribute to developing sustainable agricultural systems that are resilient to the challenges of the future.


In general, I am interested in the interactions between ecosystem services, biodiversity conservation and agricultural practices in both tropical and temperate agriculural landscapes.

Before my time at SLU, I did my PhD at the University of Wuerzburg where I did research on the effects of landscape change and agroecological practices on biodiversity and ecosystem services in Malawian smallholder farms.

Selected publications

Vogel, C., Mkandawire, T., Mkandawire, M., Küstner, G., Dakishoni, L., Bezner Kerr, R., Iverson, A., Poveda, K., & Steffan-Dewenter, I. (2023). The importance of shrubland and local agroecological practices for pumpkin production in sub-Saharan smallholdings. Basic and Applied Ecology, 73, 51–61.

Vogel, C., Mayer, V., Mkandawire, M., Küstner, G., Kerr, R. B., Krauss, J., & Steffan‐Dewenter, I. (2023). Local and landscape scale woodland cover and diversification of agroecological practices shape butterfly communities in tropical smallholder landscapes. Journal of Applied Ecology, 1365-2664.14446.

Vogel, C., Poveda, K., Iverson, A., Boetzl, F. A., Mkandawire, T., Chunga, T. L., Küstner, G., Keller, A., Bezner Kerr, R., & Steffan‐Dewenter, I. (2023). The effects of crop type, landscape composition and agroecological practices on biodiversity and ecosystem services in tropical smallholder farms. Journal of Applied Ecology, 1365-2664.14380. 


Postdoctor at the Department of Ecology; NJ, Agricultural Entomology Unit
Postal address:
Inst för Ekologi, Box 7044
750 07 UPPSALA
Visiting address: Ulls väg 16, Uppsala