I am interested in the evolutionary relationships between brains, cognitive capacities and societies. What are the cognitive demands imposed by social life? How much information must be treated and processing power required? I use a comparative approach to answer these questions in insects exhibiting a wide range of social complexities, such as bees, cockroaches and fruit flies.
2017-21 : ANR – Pollinator networks in a changing world 2016-18 : IDEX Toulouse – Tracking bee movements in space and time 2015-16 : FYSSEN Research grant – Trapline foraging in honeybees
2014-now : CNRS researcher, University Paul Sabatier (Toulouse) 2011-13 : Postdoc, The University of Sydney 2009-10 : Postdoc, Queen Mary University of London 2005-09 : PhD, University of Rennes _____________________________________________________________________________
CRISTIAN PASQUARETTA (Postdoc – IDEX fellow)
I am an ethologist using network tools to study complex phenomena. My research focuses on social information transfer in animal groups and its consequences on social interactions. My current project aims at evaluating and modeling the role of social and competitive interactions on resource partitioning in bees.
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TAMARA GOMEZ-MORACHO (Postdoc – Fyssen fellow)I am interested in host-parasite interactions. My research focuses on honeybee parasites such as Nosema. My current project aims to evaluate the effects of pathogens on the behaviour, cognition and physiological development of bees.
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Research profiles: Research Gate
SIMON KLEIN (PhD student, MRT fellow)
I study spatial cognition in bees (honeybees, bumblebees, Osmia). My research aims at disentangling the influence of individual factors (such as age and foraging experience) and ecological factors (such as the contact with pesticides) in the navigation performances of major pollinators. I work in co-tutelle between Toulouse and Sydney (Macquary University).
Email: email@example.com Phone: +33 5 61 55 84 44 Door: 209, building 4R3
Jin N, Klein S, Leiming F, Bischoff G, Menzel R (2015). The neonicotinoid clothianidin interferes with navigation of the solitary bee Osmia cornuta in a laboratory test. Journal of Experimental Biology. 218:2821-2825 PDF
Jin N, Landgraf T, Klein S, Menzel R (2014). Walking bumblebees memorize panorama and local cues in a laboratory test of navigation. Animal Behaviour. 97:13-23 PDF
ANA MORAN (Undergrad)
I am interested in how organisms interact within ecosystems. My project aims at understanding how bees interact on flowers and whether these interactions impact their future foraging decisions in complex and dynamic environments.
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THIBAULT DUBOIS (M2 Toulouse, co-supervision Cristian Pasquaretta)
STEPHANE KRAUS (M2 Toulouse, co-supervision Audrey Dussutour)
MELANIE ALLAIN (M2 Toulouse, co-supervision Guillaume Isabel)
CINDY STREIFF (M2 Reims, co-supervision Philipp Heeb)
ALEXANDRA FAURE (M1 Toulouse)
THIABUD SIBBOUNI (M1 Toulouse, co-supervision Aurore Avargues)
Former Master students
ANAÏS DESHAYE (M1 Rennes), STEPHANE KRAUS (M1 Toulouse), TRISTAN DURAND (M1 Toulouse), MORGANE COLOM (M1 Toulouse)
ALEXIS BUATOIS (M2 Toulouse), BASTIEN LE PERON (M1 Tours), LORENE PACHIELLO (M1 Rennes), FLORIAN MARQUET (M1 Toulouse, co-supervision Raphaël Jeanson)
MARGO BRENNEUR (M1 Toulouse, co-supervision Audrey Dussutour )
IRENI CLARKE (Honours University of Sydney, co-supervision Stephen Simpson), FLORIAN LAMOUCHE (M1 ENS Lyon)
Charlotte SINDING (M2 Rennes, co-supervision Colette Rivault)
Mickael BOJADOS (M2 Rennes, co-supervision Colette Rivault), LOIC BREPSON (M1 Rennes, co-supervision Colette Rivault), CHRISTOPHE CAILLAREC (M1 Rennes, co-supervision Colette Rivault)
Cédic ZIMMER (M2 Rennes, co-supervision Colette Rivault)