Institut de Recherche sur la Biologie de l’Insecte - UMR CNRS 7261

Université de Tours 
UFR Sciences et Techniques

Avenue Monge, Parc Grandmont
37200 Tours, FRANCE


Building I, Office 1350


Team ESORE webpage (link)

Email: joel[dot]meunier[At]univ-tours[dot]fr

Phone: +33 (0)2 47 36 73 72

Fax: +33 (0)2 47 36 69 66

Welcome / Bienvenue

My name is Joël Meunier. I am an evolutionary biologist studying multiple aspects of social life in insects.

Mon nom est Joël Meunier. Je suis chercheur au CNRS et j'étudie l'évolution de la vie sociale chez les insectes.


keywords: gut microbiota, social evolution, earwigs

More details HERE

What's new in our group? / Quoi de neuf dans notre équipe ?

24/02/21 New paper recommended by Peer Community In (PCI) Evolutionary Biology about the effects of an antibiotic on maternal care in earwigs.

10/10/20 Sophie defended her PhD thesis. Congratulations Sophie!!! All the best for your future career! We will miss you :(

20/09/20 We received a national grant (ANR) to work on the link between gut microbiota and the evolution of family life. 3y Postdoc opening in 2021.

15/06/20 New paper accepted in The Canadian Entomologist about moult number in the European earwigs. collaboration with JC Tourneur.

09/06/20 New paper accepted in Chemosphere about the impact of pesticides on maternal egg care in earwigs. First collaboration with C Lecureuil.

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