Lars Pettersson

ResearcherKnown as name: Lars B. Pettersson

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Ecology
  • Biological Systematics


  • biodiversity monitoring, citizen science, Lepiodoptera, conservation biology


I work with ecological and evolutionary aspects of conservation biology with a particular focus on butterflies and moths. I also have a strong interest in butterfly and moth diversity in the agricultural landscape and the relation between land management and diversity patterns.

Using historical data, I collaborate with Swedish and German colleagues to explore nationwide colonization patterns of Swedish Lepidopterans and relate these to species-specific traits

Recent research outputs

Lars Pettersson, Mellbrand, K. & Sjöström, C. 2017 Dec 20 Lund: Biologiska institutionen, Lunds universitet. 98 p.

Research output: Book/ReportReport

Bauer, S., Chapman, J. W., Reynolds, D. R., Alves, J. A., Dokter, A. M., Menz, M. M. H., Sapir, N., Ciach, M., Lars B. Pettersson, Kelly, J. F., Leijnse, H. & Shamoun-Baranes, J. 2017 Oct 1 In : BioScience. 67, 10, p. 912-918 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Styles, D., Pål Börjesson, Tina DHertefeldt, Klaus Birkhofer, Dauber, J., Adams, P., Patil, S., Pagella, T., Lars B. Pettersson, Philip Peck, Vaneeckhaute, C. & Rosenqvist, H. 2016 Dec 1 In : Ambio. 45, 8, p. 872-884 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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