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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 […]

Offres de thèses : 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, USA

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, China

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, Germany

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 behavior, Macquarie and Monash Universities, 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 and Monash Universities, 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, […]