I have always been fascinated by insects. My research integrates fundamental and applied research to answer questions about species interactions and biological pest control.
In 2016 I started my PhD project at the University of Groningen where I investigated the potential of native natural enemies to adapt to exotic pest species and whether we can optimize natural enemies through selective breeding. In 2021 I became part of the "Smart Parasitoid" project where I investigate the behaviour and chemical ecology of parasitic wasps to understand how their foraging behaviour is influenced by their environment.
I like nature photography to capture the beauty and diversity of the nature around us https://www.behance.net/AstridKr