Offre de thèse : Phylogeography of the Neotropical soil-feeding termite Embiratermes neotenicus (Termitidae, Syntermitinae) in South America

A PhD position is available for 3 years at the Laboratory of Experimental and Comparative Ethology (LEEC, University Paris 13, France). Phylogeography of the Neotropical soil-feeding termite *Embiratermes neotenicus* (Termitidae, Syntermitinae) in South America Soil-feeding species occur in several lineages of Termitidae (most evolved termite family)  and represent over one-third of all described termite species. […]

30ème congrès UIEIS – Inscriptions fin mars/début avril – Avignon 28-30 août 2019

 Ouverture des inscriptions du 30ème congrès de l’UIEIS à Avignon Site web pour les inscriptions : Un deuxième flyer avec l’adresse du site sera diffusé à cette période. Comité scientifique Cédric Alaux Luc Belzunces Axel Decourtye Yves Le Conte Fanny Mondet Maryline Pioz   Comité d’organisation Cédric Alaux (responsable) Maryline Pioz (co-responsable) Luc Belzunces […]

Termite biology field course

French Guiana, Petit Saut June 18-26 2020 The course will cover following areas: Organization of the research campaigns, arranging long-term research activities, collecting termites, termite taxonomy, termite communication, safety du ring the field work and many ethers. lmprove your skills, le a rn more, discoverthe pristine tropical rainforest! For more details see:

Offre de thèse : Reproductive differentiation in termites – University of Tours in France

A PhD position is available for 3 years at the Insect Biology Research Institute (IRBI, University of Tours). Reproductive differentiation in termites: study of the chemical signals and the behaviors involved Context and challenges The reproductive division of labor is the keystone of social organization in insect societies. Indeed, in these societies, few individuals monopolize […]

Le mystère de la reine termite

La reine des termites peut vivre jusqu’à 40 ans ! Quel est le secret de son incroyable longévité ? Dans ce reportage proposé en partenariat avec, partez en Afrique du Sud avec des scientifiques qui veulent recréer une termitière en laboratoire !

Termite Course – 2019 University of Florida

We are excited to announce the  2019 University of Florida Termite Course. See the attached PDF for the full program.  The event will take place on June 3-8 2019 in Ft Lauderdale, Florida (USA) Please forward this email to your network of social insects friends. Registrations and information at: This year is going to be a […]

Offre de Thèse : Modelling the morphogenesis, geometry and function of termite nests – University of Roehampton (London, UK)

Modelling the morphogenesis, geometry and function of termite nests This is a fully funded PhD opportunity for UK or EU nationals who have or will achieve a Master’s degree by the 31st December 2018. The successful applicant will join the Centre for Research in Ecology Evolution and Behaviour of the University of Roehampton (London, UK) […]

Formation CNRS : Le risque termite, de la biologie des espèces à la réglementation

– Lieu : Tours (37) – Dates: du mardi 02 au mercredi 03 octobre 2018 – Organisation : 1,5 jours De 3 à 8 stagiaires 3 intervenants pour la sortie terrain – Pré-requis : aucun – Responsable : Christophe LUCAS, chargé de recherche (IRBI, UMR 7261 CNRS / Université de Tours)   – Programme & […]

Offres de thèses : Fourmis x 3 / Abeilles x 1 / Termites x2 + 1 Mouche

We invite applications for 7 PhD positions within the framework of the new Research Unit *Sociality and the reversal of the fecundity/longevity trade-off* (FOR 2281) funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) Why do organisms age? The genetic underpinnings of ageing seem to be highly conserved from nematode worms to humans. Across animals, ageing […]


Postdoctoral fellowship on antimicrobial defences in fungus-farming termites A four-year postdoctoral fellowship on antimicrobial defences of termite fungus cultivars and microbial communities is available from October 1, 2018 in the Section for Ecology and Evolution within the Department of Biology at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark. The fellowship will be part of a 5-year […]

Offre de Postdoc : Post-doctoral position in termite functional genomic

Post-doctoral position in termite functional genomic Human Frontier Science Program Applications are invited for a post-doctoral researcher to join ourconsortium bringing international laboratories of H.S Sul from Berkeley-USA, W. De Beer from Pretoria-South Africa, E. Bornberg-BauerMuenster-Germany and M. Vasseur-Cognet iEES-Paris-France. The successful candidate will join the project “defying thereproduction-maintenance trade-off: role of diet in long-lived […]

It’s official: Termites are just cockroaches with a fancy social life

See the original article   Termites are the new cockroach. Literally. The Entomological Society of America is updating its master list of insect names to reflect decades of genetic and other evidence that termites belong in the cockroach order, called Blattodea. As of February 15, “it’s official … that termites no longer have their own […]


Early discount registration and abstract submission for the XI European Congress of Entomology will close on 28 February 2018. The congress will have a session specifically dedicated to social insects named “SOCIAL INSECTS AND APIDOLOGY”, which will have three themes: Social immunity – Keynote: Line Vej Ugelvig Bees: management, ecosystem services, and products: Keynote: Christina […]


The Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology – Hans Knöll Institute – in cooperation with the Friedrich Schiller University, the University Hospital Jena and the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology are offering an international graduate training programme. The International Leibniz Research School (ILRS Jena) gives doctoral researchers the possibility to prepare […]

Offre de Postdoc : Caste determination in termites, (IRBI, University of Tours)

A 2-year post-doctoral fellowship is available at the Insect Biology Research Institute (IRBI, University of Tours). Caste determination in termites: what is the role of social interactions? Context and challenges The reproductive division of labor is often considered as a keystone of social organization in insect societies, where few individuals monopolize reproduction, whereas the other […]

2018 – Guaruja, Brésil – XVIII Congrès International de l’IUSSI, 5-10 août

CALL FOR SYMPOSIA IS OPEN Dear Colleagues, It is a pleasure to invite you to attend the XVIII IUSSI International Congress that will be held in Guarujá, Brazil, between August 5 to 10, 2018. From June 1 till October 20, 2017, we will be receiving symposia proposals for the XVIII IUSSI International Congress As shown […]

Dans leur guerre contre les termites, les fourmis Matabele sauvent leurs blessés

Dans le sud du Sahara, les fourmis d’Afrique Matabélé (Megaponera Analis) sont des prédatrices spécialisées dans la chasse aux termites. Mais quand sonne l’heure de la guerre, certains soldats se blessent. Des « sœurs d’armes » ramènent alors les invalides à l’abri pour leur permettre de panser leurs blessures. Dans le règne animal, soigner ses blessés n’est […]


CALL FOR PAPERS: SPECIAL ISSUE OF SOCIOBIOLOGY ON TERMITES Important Dates : Deadline to submit a manuscript: August 1st, 2017 Publication is scheduled for November 2017 We are inviting you to take part in a special issue on termites that will be published  by Sociobiology (ISSN: 0361-6525), a fast track peer-reviewed, free of publication fees […]

Assistant Professor – Urban Entomology

Assistant Professor – Urban Entomology College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Department of Entomology & Plant Pathology Campus Box 7616 2510 Thomas Hall Raleigh, NC 27695-7616 P: 919.515.2730 The Department of Entomology & Plant Pathology at North Carolina State University invites applications for a 9‐month tenure‐track position at the Assistant Professor level. This faculty position […]