Carla Romeu-Dalmau

Post Doctoral Researcher, Biodiversity Institute

Carla’s research aims to improve the socio-economic and ecological understanding of agro-ecosystems.

To this aim, she has been involved on several projects studying natural pest regulation, pollination, soil quality and agronomics to optimize the decisions made by farmers. Moreover, Carla is currently involved in two projects that study the impacts of two controversial crops: biofuel feedstock and genetically modified cotton. Several crops have been targeted in her research, including citrus, oil palm, sugarcane and Jatropha, in several countries such as Spain, USA, India, Ghana, Indonesia, Malawi, Mozambique and Swaziland.


Recent Relevant Publications: 

Romeu-Dalmau C, Piñol J, Espadaler X, 2012. Friend or foe? The role of earwigs in a Mediterranean organic citrus orchard. Biological Control 63, 143-149.

Romeu-Dalmau C, Piñol J, Agustí N, 2012. Detecting aphid predation by earwigs in organic citrus orchards using molecular markers. Bulletin of Entomological Research 102, 566-572. 

Romeu-Dalmau C, Expadaler X, Piñol J, 2012. Abundance, interannual variation and potential pest predator role of two co-occurring earwig species in citrus canopies. Journal of Applied Entomology 136, 501-509.

Romeu-Dalmau C, Expadaler X, Piñol J, 2010. A simple method to differentially exclude ants from tree canopies based on ant body size. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 1: 188-191.