Jannicke Gallinger is a Postdoc at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) in Uppsala, Sweden. In her current project, she is investigating plant-plant communication in crop mixtures by chemical signals and their impact on biological pest control. Her research interest is focused on applied and fundamental aspects of plant-plant and plant-insect interactions by semiochemicals, and how they affect insect behavior and multitrophic interactions between plants, microbes, and insects.
She obtained her PhD at the Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany in 2020. During her PhD project she worked at the Applied Chemical Ecology lab at the Julius Kühn-Institut (JKI), Federal Research Centre for Cultivated Plants, Institute for Plant Protection in Fruit Crops and Viticulture, Dossenheim, Germany, where she investigated the ecology of psyllids and the impact of phytoplasma infections on host plants and psyllid vectors. She continued her work at the JKI on a Postdoc position, investigating the impact of climate change parameters on the intra- and interspecific communication of grape berry moth and pear psyllids and their host plants. Her work includes chemical analysis of primary and secondary plant metabolites, as well as behavioral studies of pest insects and field trials, aiming at the development of new strategies for the control of insect pests.
She joined the IOBC-WPRS WG “Pheromones and other semiochemicals in integrated production” in 2019 in Lisbon, Portugal, where she was awarded with the best paper student’s prize on semiochemicals.