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Ouverture du congrès Européen 2020

Le Congrès Européen de l’Union International pour l’Etude des Insectes Sociaux aura lieu cette année a Toulouse, du 23 au 26 aout. La soumission des résumés et l’enregistrement sont désormais ouverts (deadline 3 mai). Vous trouverez toutes les informations importantes sur le site web du congres: https://eu-iussi2020.sciencesconf.org. On vous attends tous a Toulouse! Mathieu Lihoreau, pour […]

Offre de stage M2 : Espèces florales invasives et pollinisateurs, sensorialité et apprentissage – Toulouse

PROPOSITION DE STAGE DE M2   Sujet: Espèces florales invasives et pollinisateurs : sensorialité et apprentissage   RENSEIGNEMENTS SUR L’EQUIPE D’ACCUEIL Intitulé: Experience Dependent Plasticity in Insects (EXPLAIN) Responsable(s) : Martin Giurfa & JM Devaud Laboratoire : Centre de Recherches sur la Cognition Animale (CRCA) UMR 5169 CNRS/Université Paul Sabatier Site web : http://cognition.ups-tlse.fr/   RESPONSABLES […]

Offre de Post-doc : Evolutionary genomics, social supergene evolution – University of Lausanne, Switzerland

Postdoctoral position in evolutionary genomics, social supergene evolution, University of Lausanne   A Postdoctoral position in evolutionary genomics is available in the group of Prof. Michel Chapuisat at the Department of Ecology and Evolution, University of Lausanne, Switzerland. The group studies social evolution. We are currently investigating the evolution and maintenance of a supergene controlling […]

Offre de thèse : Evolutionary biology – University of Lausanne, Switzerland

A Ph.D. position in evolutionary biology is available in the group of Prof. Michel Chapuisat at the Department of Ecology and Evolution, University of Lausanne, Switzerland. The group studies social evolution. We are currently investigating the evolution and maintenance of a supergene controlling social organization in ants. Our approach combines genomics, genetics, behavioral experiments and […]

Offre de thèse : Transmission dynamics and disease defences in ants – University of Bristol

1 fully-funded PhD position to study transmission dynamics and disease defences in ants at the University of Bristol, UK As part of an ERC-funded project (ERC Starting Grant), we are looking for a PhD student to investigate how ant colonies adjust different components of their disease defences (transmission-inhibiting social organisation, collective sanitary actions and personal […]

Offre de thèse : Analyse des interactions dans les systèmes multi trophiques – Université Libre de Bruxelles

Offre de bourse de thèse (première année) Titre : Analyse des interactions dans les systèmes multi trophiques : le cas des interactions entre la bactérie Serratia symbiotica, les pucerons hôtes et les fourmis. Encadrants: Claire Detrain, service d’écologie sociale, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Bruxelles, Belgique, cdetrain@ulb.ac.be. Site web : http://use.ulb.be En collaboration avec Thierry Hance, […]

Offre de thèse : collective behaviour and social immunity at the University of Bristol (UK

A fully-funded PhD position is available in the Ant Lab headed by Dr Nathalie Stroeymeyt at the School of Biological Sciences, University of Bristol, UK, to investigate the strategies used by ants to decrease epidemic risk in environments with high pathogen pressure.   Background Group living offers favourable conditions for the spread of infectious diseases, […]

Offre de CDD : Ingénieur d’études en biologie moléculaire appliquée à l’abeille – Toulouse

Intitulé de l’offre : Ingénieur d’études en biologie moléculaire appliquée à l’abeille (H/F) Référence : UMR5169-MARGIU1-001 Lieu de travail : TOULOUSE Date de publication : lundi 13 janvier 2020 Type de contrat : CDD Technique/Administratif BAP : Sciences du vivant, de la terre et de l’environnement Emploi type : Ingénieur-e en techniques biologiques Durée du […]

Offre de thèse : Thermal Adaptation in Native Australian Bees, Monash

No deadline given Monash U Australia/Graduate Position/Immediate start A fully-funded Ph.D. position is available examining thermal adaptation in native Australian bees. Bees are keystone species in many ecosystems due to their role as pollinators. Any changes in the abundance and distribution of bees will have significant knock-on effects on biodiversity and ecosystem services. Despite their […]

Offre de postdoc : Evolution and Genomics of Attine Ant Fungi, Copenhagen

Deadline: 10 January 2020 The Department of Biology in the Faculty of Science at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark is offering a Postdoctoral fellowship in fungal evolution and genomics, commencing 1 September 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter. The University of Copenhagen provides a top-notch research environment and the city of Copenhagen provides a […]

Offre de thèse : PhD student: Social Immunity in Ants, IST Austria

Deadline: 8 January 2020 We are loooking for a highly motivated student to join our team working on the social immunity in ant colonies. The PhD thesis will be integrated in an ERC project to elucidate how ant colonies as a whole reach disease defence by the cooperative actions of its members. In particularly, we study […]

Offre de thèse :Bumblebees and climate change, Imperial College at Silwood Park

  Deadline: 6 January 2020 PhD: Studying bumblebee population dynamics and adaptations to understand plant-pollinator evolution under climate change Supervisors: Richard Gill, Jacob Johansson & Keith Larson To date our understanding of how insect pollinator declines are influenced by climate change remains limited. For instance, why have some species shown evidence of latitudinal range shifts in […]

Soutenance d’HDR : Communication chez les insectes

HABILITATION À DIRIGER DES RECHERCHES Discipline : Sciences de la Vie Année universitaire : 2019/2020 Présenté et soutenu publiquement par Christophe Lucas Le mercredi 18 décembre 2019, Salle des thèses, Bâtiment L, Parc de Grandmont à 14h   Communication chez les insectes : signaux, adaptation, spécialisation Les organismes vivants ne sont pas isolés dans leurs environnements. […]

Offre de Post-doc & Thèse – Several postdoc and PhD positions on bees and ants: US, UK, Germany, Denmark

POSTDOC: GLOBAL BIODIVERSITY OF ANTS, YALE        https://bgc.yale.edu/opportunities        A new, 2-3 year postdoc position is available in association with the Yale Center for Biodiversity and Global Change (BGC Center), the GEO BON Species Populations Working Group, Map of Life, and the Jetz Lab. The position is part of a larger, collaborative initiative to advance […]

Offre de thèse : University of Konstanz, Germany

A fully funded position is available to study the social regulation of stinging behaviour of honeybees. Honeybees defend their nest against large predators thanks to a collective effort to harass and sting the intruder. The stinger apparatus has evolved to detach upon stinging elastic skin (such as ours) to maximize venom delivery, but the drawback […]

Offre de stage : Effet du gradient de fermeture du milieu sur les communautés d’abeilles sauvages dans les ENS de l’Hérault (34)

Contact: bertrand.schatz@cefe.cnrs.fr Date de fin de validité: 2019-12-20 Contexte et problématique La pollinisation connait une crise mondiale, qui concerne à la fois les abeilles domestiques et sauvages, ainsi que l’ensemble des insectes pollinisateurs. Les problèmes de la filière apicole a permis de sensibiliser plus largement le grand public au déclin de l’ensemble des insectes pollinisateurs. […]

Offre de stage : University of Hull – BeeGenomics

For details please contact Dr James Gilbert (james.gilbert@hull.ac.uk). To apply, and for more details: https://panorama-dtp.ac.uk/research/nutrigenomics-and-the-resilience-of-bees-in-a-changing-climate/ Deadline: 6 Jan 2020 Eligibility: UK and EU students only Funding: UK (NERC, Competition-funded)   Ecosystem stability and global food security depend upon healthy populations of bees, our foremost pollinators. Bees provide pollination services worth hundreds of billions of pounds […]

Offre de thèse : Origin and maintenance of plasticity in response to thermal stress in invasive and declining ants

PhD position to work on social insects is available in the Lab of Functional Genomics & Sociobiology at the University of Aberdeen, under the supervision of Dr Fabio Manfredini. « Origin and maintenance of plasticity in response to thermal stress in invasive and declining ants ». This is a 4 year PhD project, part of a competition […]

Offre de thèse : Ageing in social animals

PhD: AGEING IN SOCIAL ANIMALS, UEA   PHD STUDENTSHIP OPPORTUNITY: The ageing bee: how does sociality affect ageing in social animals? PhD to study sociality and ageing in bumble bees at the University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK Supervisors: Andrew Bourke (a.bourke@uea.ac.uk), Alex Maklakov, Tracey Chapman (all UEA)   Closing date for applications: TUESDAY 7 […]

Offre de stage : Ant gene evolution

GRADUATE POSITION: ANT GENE EVOLUTION, FLORIDA   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 […]

Offres thèse et Stage M2 : Pollinator health & bee abundance, Virginia tech

POLLINATOR HEALTH & BEE ABUNDANCE, VIRGINIA TECH   The Couvillon Lab and the O’Rourke Lab, both at Virginia Tech, seek 2 (1 Ph.D., 1 M.S./Ph.D.) highly motivated students with a keen interest in pollinator health & native bee abundance and diversity to join our research groups. Students will begin in Fall 2020 or Winter 2021. […]

Offre de stage : Effet du caractère envahissant des fourmis du complexe Tapinoma nigerrimum sur la myrmécofaune

Effet du caractère envahissant des fourmis du complexe Tapinoma nigerrimum sur la myrmécofaune et identification des sources de propagation Publiée le: 18 novembre 2019 Contact: julia-jane.centanni@univ-montp3.fr Date de fin de validité: 2020-03-31 Stage M1 Contexte : Les activités humaines ont fait entrer le monde dans une période de changements globaux où l’on observe un déclin […]

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 […]

IUSSI North west European section

In order for students to apply for funding from the section to attend international IUSSI meetings, students normally need to have been a member of the section for at least one year prior to the application deadline. However, students beginning their studies in October 2019 and registering as a member in October/November will pay their […]