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Offre de thèse : the ‘omics cascade of bumble bee cold tolerance

PhD positions to study the ‘omics cascade of bumble bee cold tolerance   Funding for PhD students is available at The University of Alabama as part of a recently awarded NSF Rules of Life project: “Bumble bee cold tolerance across elevations – From epigenotype to phenotype across space, time, and levels of biological organization”. PhD […]

Offre de thèse : NSF-supported graduate studies in evolutionary epigenetics and genomics of social insects at the University of Georgia.

PhD Position: NSF-supported graduate studies in evolutionary epigenetics and genomics of social insects at the University of Georgia.   The Hunt Lab at UGA is broadly interested in how evolution produces variation in insect form and function. We use social insects, such as ants, bees, and wasps as models for studying how evolutionary and gene […]

A tribute to Raphaël Boulay (1973 – 2018), a field naturalist and ant researcher who thought broadly and worked internationally

A tribute to Raphaël Boulay (1973 – 2018), a field naturalist and ant researcher who thought broadly and worked internationally « We want to remember Raphaël fondly but not sadly because that is what he would have preferred. We are sure he would have liked for us to honour his memory with some beers, with laughter, […]

Offre de thèse : « Theory of social evolution: adaptation of genes, individuals and groups », St. Andrews

PhD: « Theory of social evolution: adaptation of genes, individuals and groups », St. Andrews PhD Opportunity: « Theory of social evolution: adaptation of genes, individuals and groups. », School of Biology, University of St Andrews, Scotland. Fully-funded (research costs + tuition fees + stipend) 3.5 year PhD studentship, for uptake in Sep 2020 (though the start date is […]

Offre de Poste : Assistant Professor / Junior Group Leader: Evolution, Behavioral Ecology and/or Genomics of (Social) Insects, Mainz

Assistant Professor / Junior Group Leader: Evolution, Behavioral Ecology and/or Genomics of (Social) Insects, Mainz The Faculty 10 Biology, Institute of Organismic and Molecular Evolution, Department Behavioral Ecology and Social Evolution at the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz is looking for an Assistant Professor / Junior Group Leader (Akademischer Rat at a University / Bes.Gr. A 13 BBesG) Evolution, Behavioral […]

Offres de thèses : IN ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION, UNIVERSITY OF LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND

PhDs IN ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION, UNIVERSITY OF LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND   The Faculty of Biology and Medicine, University of Lausanne, Switzerland, offers studentships for study towards a PhD in one of its labs. Labs include several with strengths in evolutionary biology, including, and especially, in the Department of Ecology and Evolution (https://www.unil.ch/dee/home/menuinst/research–education/research.html). Lausanne is one of […]

Offre de thèse : EPIGENOME-TO-PHENOME OF BUMBLE BEE THERMAL TOLERANCE, ALABAMA

PhD POSITIONS: EPIGENOME-TO-PHENOME OF BUMBLE BEE THERMAL TOLERANCE, ALABAMA Multiple PhD positions are available in the laboratories of Jeff Lozier and Janna Fierst at The University of Alabama as part of a recently awarded NSF Rules of Life project: « Bumble bee cold tolerance across elevations – From epigenotype to phenotype across space, time, and levels […]

Offre de Post-doc : BEE BIOLOGY, JIANGXI AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY

POST-DOCTORAL RESEARCHER: BEE BIOLOGY, JIANGXI AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY Position Overview: We are looking for a postdoctoral researcher with interest and analytical skill in either social behavior, population genetics, comparative genomics, evolution, microbiology or molecular ecology. The applicant has complete freedom to develop his/her own research project. The funding package is available for 2 years and the […]

Offre de thèse :BEE-PLANT INTERACTIONS, MUNICH

PhD: BEE-PLANT INTERACTIONS, MUNICH   A PhD position is available at the Plant-Insect Interactions group as part of the Department of Ecology and Ecosystem Management at the Technical University of Munich (TUM). Starting date is March 1st 2020. The position is fixed-term (36 months). Salary scale: TV-L 13, 65%.   Project description As part of […]

Offre de stage Master : WEAVER ANTS AS NATURAL PEST CONTROL, SABAH, MALAYSIA

MSc: WEAVER ANTS AS NATURAL PEST CONTROL, SABAH, MALAYSIA   A research-based MSc studentship is available to work on: Weaver ants (Oecophylla smaragdina) as natural pest control in oil palm plantations   A highly motivated postgraduate student is sought to join a project exploring how arboreal weaver ants (Oecophylla smaragdina; Malaysian common name « Kerengga ») can […]

Offre de thèse : SOCIAL INSECT COLLECTIVE BEHAVIOUR, MACQUARIE & MONASH, AUSTRALIA

PhD & RESEARCH ASSOCIATES: SOCIAL INSECT COLLECTIVE BEHAVIOUR, MACQUARIE & MONASH, AUSTRALIA   Positions for research associates and PhD candidates are in an exciting project that studies collective behaviour in social insects. You will work within a cutting-edge multidisciplinary collaboration of experimental biologists and mathematical computational modellers at Macquarie and Monash Universities, and international partners […]

Offre de thèse : SELF-ASSEMBLY IN WEAVER ANTS, MACQUARIE, AUSTRALIA

SELF-ASSEMBLY IN WEAVER ANTS, MACQUARIE, AUSTRALIA   Are you interested in pursuing an exciting PhD project on a unique ant species, at a supportive, world-class institution in a beautiful part of the world?   I am looking for a highly motivated PhD student to participate in our project « Ant-inspired rules for self-assembly in swarm robotics […]

REQUEST FOR MONOMORIUM SAMPLES

Dear myrmecologists, I’m Rohini Singh, a 5th year Ph.D. student working in Tim Linksvayer’s lab at the University of Pennsylvania. I have been investigating the effects of infection by the endosymbiotic bacteria Wolbachia on Monomorium pharaonis colonies (for more information, please see a recent biorxiv preprint; doi.org/10.1101/574921). I would like to further assess the prevalence […]

Offre de Stage : Interested in Genetic and Epigenetic Basis of Social Evolution?

Interested in Genetic and Epigenetic Basis of Social Evolution? Apply for Graduate School at the University of Florida (UF) The Yan Lab in the UF Biology is seeking graduate researchers to study how evolutionary expansion of receptor genes and diversity of sensory neurons in ants regulate their social communication and interaction with ecological environment, as […]

Offre de thèse : Conservation physiology in wild bees

« Conservation physiology in wild bees » dans le cadre d’un projet européen Biodiversa. Most of studies on wild bee decline have focused on species richness and distribution patterns through large (national to continental) scales. However, those patterns (species range contractions and diversity erosion) depict the outcome of extinction processes. Conservation biologists urgently need to identify alternative […]

Offre de stage en cognition et comportement – Master 1 – Modulation de l’apprentissage visuel par le neuropeptide sNPF chez Apis mellifera.

Modulation de l’apprentissage visuel par le neuropeptide sNPF chez Apis mellifera. Contact: louise.bestea@univ-tlse3.fr Date de fin de validité: 2020-08-01 Contexte : La plupart des comportements peuvent être modulés par l’action de composés biochimiques, tels que des neuropeptides. Par exemple, des études ont permis de démontrer chez les mammifères que la recherche et la prise de […]

Offre de stage : M1. Evaluation de l’effet anthropique sur la génétique du paysage d’une fourmi à faible dispersion

Contact: antoine.collin@ephe.psl.eu Structure d’accueil : LETG Dinard (localisation principale) ; MNHN Paris (localisation secondaire). L’étudiant sera localisé à Dinard. Coordonnées de la structure : EPHE, PSL Université Paris, LETG-Dinard Adresse : 15 boulevard de la mer, 35800 Dinard Téléphone : 02.99.46.10.72 Tuteur scientifique : Collin, Antoine, Maître de conférences EPHE Adresse : 15 boulevard de […]

Offre de thèses : Epigenome-to-Phenome of Bumble Bee Thermal Tolerance:

PhD Positions to Study Epigenome-to-Phenome of Bumble Bee Thermal Tolerance: Multiple PhD positions are available in the laboratories of Jeff Lozier and Janna Fierst at The University of Alabama as part of a recently awarded NSF Rules of Life project: “Bumble bee cold tolerance across elevations – From epigenotype to phenotype across space, time, and […]

Stage césure : Comportement de défense des abeilles domestiques, Apis mellifera, en réponse à la pression de prédation exercée par le frelon asiatique, Vespa velutina

Projet : Le frelon asiatique à pattes jaunes, Vespa velutina, a été introduit accidentellement en Europe dans les années 2000 et ne cesse depuis d’étendre son aire de répartition. Cette espèce invasive se nourrit massivement sur les colonies d’abeilles domestiques, Apis mellifera, pouvant aboutir à l’effondrement de la colonie. La pression de prédation n’est pas […]

Livre : Le frelon asiatique, un redoutable prédateur, aux éditions du SNA, d’Eric Darrouzet

Un livre grand public sur le frelon asiatique (Vespa velutina) va sortir prochainement (ISBN : 978-2-901764-02-1)   « Le frelon asiatique, un redoutable prédateur » d’Eric Darrouzet, aux éditions du SNA (Syndicat National d’Apiculture) . Résumé : Le frelon asiatique Vespa velutina nigrithorax inquiète, interroge, voire même passionne de nombreuses personnes. Ce frelon invasif venu de Chine […]

Offre de thèse : Deciphering the mechanisms of honey bee resistance to the parasite Varroa destructor

  Context and project description In eusocial insects such as the honey bee, Apis mellifera, the tight cooperation of individuals that live in close contact as well as food and chemical communication signals that are exchanged widely between colony members can make the colony superorganism vulnerable to disease outbreaks. In the face of this threat, […]

Offre de thèse : evolutionary biology at the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, Germany

PhD position in evolutionary biology at the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, Germany   —          Parasite interference with host gene regulation     —   Supervisors: Susanne Foitzik, Peter Baumann, Falk Butter   The Institute of Organismic and Molecular Evolution IOME is seeking a candidate for a PhD position (starting October 1st 2019) to study […]

Interview de Luc Passera par Alain Lenoir

Bonsoir, Déjà le 1er juillet. Vous trouverez ci-joint les dernières infos sur le monde des fourmis (et autres) : http://www.dictionnaire-amoureux-des-fourmis.fr/Nouveautes-juin-2019.htm Et en cadeau une superbe interview de Luc Passera, passionnant, qui doit intéresser tout le monde je pense. Merci Luc. D’autres interviews à venir, les volontaires seront bienvenus. Envoyez aussi vos photos !!! http://www.dictionnaire-amoureux-des-fourmis.fr/Noms%20propres/P/Passera%20Luc/Luc%20Passera.htm http://www.dictionnaire-amoureux-des-fourmis.fr/Noms%20propres/P/Passera%20Luc/Interview-Luc-Passera-2019.htm […]

PhD position: honey bee research available at INRA

PhD position on honey bee research available at INRA Deciphering the mechanisms of honey bee resistance to the parasite Varroa destructor Context and project description In eusocial insects such as the honey bee, Apis mellifera, the tight cooperation of individuals that live in close contact as well as food and chemical communication signals that are […]

Offre de thèse : Nest building in social insects (ants and/or termites) – UK

Nest building in social insects (ants and/or termites). This is a fully funded PhD opportunity for UK or EU nationals who have or will achieve a Master’s degree by the 1st October 2019. The successful applicant will join the Centre for Research in Ecology Evolution and Behaviour of the University of Roehampton (London, UK) and […]

Université d’été « International Student Course in Behavioural Biology »

L’Institut Francilien d’Ethologie organise une université d’été « International Student Course in Behavioural Biology » les 19 et 20 septembre 2019, sur le campus de l’Université Paris 13 à  Villetaneuse. Cet événement est dédié à  la formation des étudiants de Master et des doctorants en biologie du comportement. Voir ci-dessous pour les détails : http://ife.univ-paris13.fr/images/Documents/studentcourse_sept2019_paris13.pdf Nous serons […]

Conférence : EUROPEAN IUSSI 2020

NEXT EUROPEAN IUSSI CONGRESS: TOULOUSE 2020   Dear colleagues and friends,   The next European meeting of the International Union for the Study of Social Insects (EU-IUSSI) will be held in Toulouse, France, on 24-26 Aug 2020 at the University Paul Sabatier. We hope to fill this conference with many great talks and posters, and […]