Barbara Ekbom (Sweden), born in 1950. Prof. Ekbom obtained an undergraduate degree at the University of California at Riverside, before moving to the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences in Uppsala, Sweden. Here she obtained a PhD degree in Entomology, based on her research on biological control of greenhouse pests.
She is professor in Agricultural Entomology at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. Currently her research focuses on Agroecology, with specific interests in insect-plant and herbivore/predator interactions. Her research aims at understanding and enhancing conservation biological control in agriculture using methods ranging from molecular biology to landscape ecology. She has also worked with crop protection in tropical settings such as Africa.
Prof. Ekbom has published widely, and serves on the editorial boards of Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata, Basic and Applied Ecology, Agricultural and Forest Entomology, and Annals of Applied Biology. She has served in numerous national and international academic functions as member of governing councils, advisory boards etc.